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We are Either a Team or We're Not

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There is a larger story behind the bitterness expressed inside the House Democratic caucus last week after 26 moderate Democratic members defied the leadership to support a Republican proposal to require reporting undocumented immigrants who try to buy guns to immigration authorities.

About That Big Regulatory Rollback...

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Rolling back regulations was supposed to be a major priority for President Donald Trump, and members of his administration claim that this rollback is well underway and boosting the economy. “Particularly in 2017, the deregulation started everywhere across the board.”

Donald Trump wrong that Harry Reid was 'thrown out' of office

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President Donald Trump famously said, "When someone attacks me, I always attack back … except 100x more." Trump appears to have stuck to this approach with former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

Polar Vortex - The Political Kind

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A few years ago, Steven Webster was working in Washington and frequently giving tours of the U.S. Capitol when one particular tour went rather south, to put it mildly – and also sparked his decision to study political science.

Many Americans think that climate-change deniers ‘get what they deserve’ when disasters strike

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Earlier this month, President Trump raised eyebrows when he tweeted that Californians and their state government were to blame for the devastating fires that left 76 people dead and thousands of others injured. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused Trump of “insult[ing] the memory” of those who died as a result of the disaster.

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.