Who qualifies for the $1,400 checks under the Democrats’ new proposal?

Mar 4, 2021
Fewer people will qualify for a COVID-19 relief check under a new agreement from Biden and Senate Democrats.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the government's pandemic response on Tuesday.
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A Democratic Senate could mean big economic policy changes

Jan 7, 2021
A unified Democratic government might approve more stimulus, aid to states and tax hikes to fund health, education and green energy.
Jon Ossoff, left, and Raphael Warnock campaign with President-elect Joe Biden in Atlanta. With the victories of Ossoff and Warnock, Democrats will control the Senate.
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Republican push to confirm Supreme Court justice creates fundraising windfall for Democrats

Oct 22, 2020
For the first time in decades, one strategist says, the Supreme Court has been a bigger motivator for Democrats than for Republicans.
Between July and September, Democrats raised $1.5 billion through ActBlue, more than twice the amount Republicans raised through their fundraising site, WinRed.
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What's driving presidential campaigns to hire more diverse staff?

Jun 7, 2019
More women and people of color are occupying top-tier Congressional campaign roles.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) talks with a member of her staff while meeting with leaders from historically black colleges and universities in Washington, D.C. in February.
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Where did 'I approve this message' come from?

Oct 17, 2016
The fix for attack ads run amok has lost some of its power in the digital age.
A view of a digital billboard supporting Donald Trump in Times Square, New York City. The billboard was paid for by a pro-Trump political action committee (Super PAC) called 'Committee to Restore America's Greatness.' 
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The history of dirty politics as told through campaign buttons

Oct 14, 2016
Before the viral video, there was the campaign button.
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