Republicans embrace economic populism at the RNC

Jul 19, 2024
It's part of the GOP's pitch to working-class voters. Plus, get smarter about lunar caves. Subscribe to get the "Make Me Smart" newsletter every Friday!
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GOP platform promises to preserve retiree benefits, but it's short on details

Jul 18, 2024
The Republican Party says it will maintain Social Security and Medicare entitlements without cutting benefits, but that's a tall order.
Both Social Security and Medicare are projected to go broke in a little over a decade.
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ESG takes a $14 trillion hit as financial firms pull back on commitments

Feb 16, 2024
Corporate ESG initiatives face legal and political challenges.
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Some Republicans are exploring a new position on student loan debt

Jul 31, 2023
The proposal bucks the party's usual laissez-faire approach.
To have your student loan debt discharged by a judge, one must prove it’s causing them “undue hardship."
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Some Republicans are blaming SVB’s collapse on ESG initiatives

We explore what’s really going on here with Washington Post reporter Julian Mark.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is one of several prominent Republican lawmakers blaming the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank on so-called ESG investing.
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Trump's fundraising keeps him at the center of GOP politics

Mar 1, 2021
Former President Trump has pulled in more than $30 million in a matter of months.
Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on Feb. 28, 2021 in Orlando, Fla.
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Is President Trump adhering to Republican standards?

Jan 25, 2017
A look at how Trump's actions fit the mold for a Republican president. And, how they differ.
President Donald Trump walks out during a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
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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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RNC’s sponsorship woes continue with failed Uber deal

Jul 8, 2016
The list of companies with a reduced presence, or no presence, at this year’s convention grows.
A GOP logo from 2000. The party has had trouble raising money from sponsors for its 2016 convention.
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With Trump the nominee, where will big donors go?

May 4, 2016
They'll sit this one out or move down ballot, most likely.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan following his victory in the Indiana primary on Tuesday.
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