The presidential election is over. What does that mean for the economy?

Nov 11, 2020
Wendy Edelberg of the Hamilton Project is feeling better after the election, but says the state of the economy is still "panic-inducing."
President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Runoff in Georgia Senate races would mean big spending

Nov 6, 2020
Candidates are likely to use money to double-down on TV and online advertising, and to get out the vote.
The runoff races in Georgia will likely focus on people who voted third-party in the general election.
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Small-dollar donors are playing a much bigger role in this year's campaigns

Oct 6, 2020
They now account for nearly a quarter of all donations. This year, they are giving more than PACs and super PACs combined
People watch the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at The Abbey on Sept. 29 in West Hollywood, California.
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What role can machine-learning election forecasts play in 2020?

Oct 6, 2020
Economist Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes sees the magazine's forecasts as complements to traditional political reporting.
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In Florida, if you have a felony conviction, voting will cost you

Sep 15, 2020
A new ruling means anyone with a felony conviction in Florida must pay fees, fines and restitution before they can vote.
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Why election security experts really like paper records

Aug 22, 2018
Our aging voting systems are vulnerable, but can Congress act fast enough to be effective?
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Mexico's new president: A beacon of hope for citizens — but not financial investors

Jul 2, 2018
A professor of Latin American Studies explains why financial market players are startled by the election results.
President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a celebration event at the end of the Mexico 2018 Presidential Election on Sunday in Mexico.
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Can Facebook regulate itself?

Feb 19, 2018
Facebook is a powerful way to manipulate U.S. citizens. Can it change to protect its users from misinformation?
Facebook has admitted to problems with ad metrics for the 10th time since September. Above, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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Getting Facebook out of controversy

Feb 13, 2018
It has been a rough couple years for Mark Zuckerberg and the company he owns. Facebook is at the uncomfortable center of the controversy over the 2016 election and how easily the company’s news algorithms were duped by the Russians. And it is also being accused of spreading fake news on its site. During the […]

Trump on infrastructure: Did he keep his promises?

Feb 7, 2018
In his Contract With the American Voter, he pledged to spur $1 trillion in investments for projects around the country.
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised he'd bring change to Washington in his first 100 days in office.
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