Delta gives Democrats a choice to pass more stimulus, but that may crash into resistance from moderates like Joe Manchin Democrats could clash over whether to renew federal jobless aid for gig workers and bulked-up food stamps that are set to expire next month. AOC and other progressives open the door to fighting Biden on renewing federal unemployment benefitsOcasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Cori Bush told Insider they want to extend jobless aid. But it would come well after it lapses on Labor Day. Jobless claims rise slightly with benefits cliff loomingNew applications for jobless benefits rose slightly last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, but declined without seasonal adjustment, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. Democrats are unlikely to extend federal unemployment benefits after they expire in 2 weeksAll pandemic aid programs for those experiencing joblessness are slated to expire at the federal level in two weeks. Weekly jobless claims fall 29K to new post-lockdown lowNew applications for jobless aid fell by 29,000 last week and hit a post-lockdown low, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. September unemployment cliff looms for 7 million AmericansMore than 7 million Americans are set to lose their unemployment aid immediately after Labor Day, even as the delta variant poses new challenges to the economic recovery. Sen. Joe Manchin signals he won't back renewal of federal jobless aid for gig workers and long-term unemployed past Labor Day"I'm done with extensions," he told Insider. "The economy is coming back." His opposition could torpedo aid to at least 7.5 million people.