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White House, Congress work on economic relief package, Pelosi bristles over Trump approach

Pelosi said Thursday that any aid for the airline industry would only be considered if it were part of a larger relief package to meet other economic needs. Foto: Tasos Katopodis

WASHINGTON - The White House sent mixed signals Thursday about the direction of renewed stimulus talks, resulting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confronting Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over who speaks for the president.

The developments occurred two days after President Donald Trump ordered Mnuchin to stop negotiating with Pelosi, only to announce Thursday that talks were back on. Pelosi, D-Calif., said Democrats were still ready to deal...

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