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What do the wealthy think of Joe Biden's plan for taxes and economic rebuilding?

The private sector isn't necessarily "running scared," says Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer.
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Political contributions are soaring like there's no recession

Aug 20, 2020
The pandemic economic downturn doesn't seem to be affecting the people who've already donated almost $3 billion towards the presidential race.
Supporters cheer for President Trump during a campaign rally Yuma International Airport on Aug. 18. The pandemic-induced recession doesn't seem to be slowing down political donations.
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What can Congress do about funding for the USPS and vote-by-mail efforts?

State and local budgets are hurting from the pandemic and could use the help.
U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (right), D-Md., speaks alongside fellow members of Congress outside of the headquarters of the USPS.
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Post office's financial woes partly Congress' doing

Aug 17, 2020
Congress passed a law in 2006 that requires the Postal Service to prepay health benefits for retirees. It's had trouble doing that.
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How lobbying and regulation can worsen inequality, according to one political science professor

Steven Teles wants to arm legislators with more research staff so they can push back when lobbyists fight institutional change.
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Who are the political candidates Wall Street gravitates to?

Aug 12, 2020
Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate, is drawing support from many investors because they see her as the moderate choice.
Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's running mate, appears with him in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris is the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to join a presidential ticket.
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Harris will "play important role in unifying" Democrats, says She the People founder

Aimee Allison says women of color "see themselves in the campaign more deeply" now.
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Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Aug 11, 2020
Harris is making history as the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris speak after a Democratic debate in 2019. Biden announced Harris as his running mate Tuesday in the 2020 Presidential election.
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A president's budget can signal campaign priorities in an election year

Feb 10, 2020
Budgets offer a chance to project good times and appeal to certain constituencies.
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Orlando, Florida, to officially launch his 2020 campaign on June 18, 2019.
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Limited election security funds pose risk for 2020

Dec 19, 2019
Some members of Congress want to include more funding for election security in the next federal spending bill, due on Dec. 20.
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