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Is the Great Real Estate Job Boom Ending?

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This spring, the British online brokerage Purplebricks landed in the Big Apple with a simple message: The city’s residential agents are making too much money.

The Real Culprit Behind Geographic Polarization

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The 2018 Texas Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke ended with Cruz holding on for a narrow two-and-a-half-point victory, one of the closest Senate races this cycle. Most Texans, however, did not experience this race as a close one locally.

California's Dianne Feinstein wins fifth full term in U.S. Senate

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Dianne Feinstein easily won reelection Tuesday to her fifth full U.S. Senate term, pushing past state Sen. Kevin de León, who struggled to gain traction by challenging his fellow Democrat from the left.

Democrats in tough races throw their party under the bus

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Democrats in tough Senate races around the country are throwing their party under the bus as they seek to pull out victories in red states won just two years ago by President Trump.

Why Claire McCaskill is blasting Democrats in bid to win midterm

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Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has used every political trick in the book to win 22 of her 23 races as a Democrat running in GOP country. This year, she’s counting on coming up with one more to repel Republican challenger Josh Hawley in a state that President Trump won by 19 points in 2016.

How Good is the U.S. Economy, Really?

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Ahead of the midterm elections, Steve Fazzari explores the current state of the economy and explains why widely cited unemployment and growth numbers don't give a full picture.

Opioids only partly explain America's "deaths of despair"

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The decline in U.S. life expectancy and rise in “deaths of despair” have been widely attributed to the growing opioid crisis, but new research says there are many more factors at play, including immigration and income inequality.

Ahead of Kavanaugh hearing, some hear echoes of Anita Hill testimony

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As senators weigh the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of sexual misconduct, many Americans are thinking back to a previous example of accusations against a Supreme Court nominee.

Trump Rallies GOP as Kavanaugh Charges Resonate in Senate Races

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President Donald Trump is taking his campaign to maintain Republican control of the Senate to a pair of states where the sexual assault allegation against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is beginning to reverberate.

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown votes with Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, Renacci says

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Ohio Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci says his Democratic opponent Sen. Sherrod Brown votes in step with Democratic leadership and liberals

No, Donald Trump's poll numbers do not beat Lincoln, all other GOP presidents

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President Donald Trump is known for tooting his own horn. In recent weeks, one of the accomplishments he’s been trumpeting is his standing with Republican voters

Roger Williams says he's never voted "present" in U.S. House action -- the 'chicken way'

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, told the Fox Business Network in this July 2018 interview that he's not voted "Present" on any issues before the House (YouTube video, posted July 19, 2018).