Trump doubles down on trade; China is far from meeting promises

Aug 24, 2020
China has bought about a quarter of what would be expected this year if it was going to meet the targets in the deal.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2017.
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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.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

A virtual DNC means Milwaukee loses revenue — and more

Aug 17, 2020
The city was expecting 50,000 visitors. Only a few hundred will actually turn up.
A view of the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, where the 2020 Democratic National Convention would have been held.
Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Social media limits on political ads hurt smaller campaigns

Mar 11, 2020
Google's new policies mean campaigns need to spend more to get their messages out.
This year, Google started limiting microtargeting after complaints that some political messages were getting shared with just a handful of people.
Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

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.
Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

For the first time, Spanish-speaking voters can tune in to Telemundo for Democratic primary debates

Jun 27, 2019
With Telemundo co-moderating the debates, candidates will get a chance to directly address Latino voters across the nation.
Democratic presidential hopeful former US Representative for Texas' 16th congressional district Beto O'Rourke prepares for an interview in the Spin Room after participating in the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 26, 2019.
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