The vast majority of Americans say they oppose the actions of the Capitol rioters, and smaller majorities say President Trump bears responsibility and should be removed from office and disqualified from serving again, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
President-elect Joe Biden’s proposal includes more than $1 trillion in direct relief to families and $350 billion in emergency funds for state, local and tribal governments. He is aiming to get GOP support, although the price tag is likely to be too high for many Republicans to accept.
Two demonstrations, at the most prominent symbols of democracy in the nation’s capital, highlight the divisions President Trump has stoked and the disparate treatment of Black and White people by law enforcement.
The backlog for paper returns is large and likely to grow. The IRS received roughly 16 million paper individual returns last year and as of Dec. 25 had a backlog of 6.9 million unprocessed individual returns.