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The misunderstood Rust Belt worker vote, and its importance in 2020, explained

Union households swung dramatically for Trump in 2016. He seems to be losing ground with them in 2020.

It sure looks like Trump’s national security adviser is campaigning for him in swing states

Experts say it’s pretty clearly an ethics violation.

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Why Mitch McConnell has a grip on Kentucky

Democrats face an uphill contest in the conservative state.

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Election turnout is on track to be the highest in a century. Farmers, essential workers, prisoners, and two ladies named Ruth explain their 2020 presidential pick.

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PPP loans were supposed to be forgiven. So far, that hasn’t happened.

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Watch the Senate grill the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter — again

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Muslims worldwide are protesting French President Macron’s crackdown on Islam

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Biden’s border options

Dara, Jane, and Matt on the big immigration questions that will face a new administration.

Why North and South Dakota are suffering the worst Covid-19 epidemics in the US

To compete with China and Russia, America needs a new era of multilateralism

Democrats want to turn Texas blue. It starts with the state House in 2020.

States need billions to prepare for Covid-19 vaccines. The federal government isn’t helping.

The false link between Amy Coney Barrett and The Handmaid’s Tale, explained

The legal theories of Amy Coney Barrett, explained

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The case for stripping the Supreme Court of its power

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A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it.

The absurd controversy over Joe Biden’s “transition away from the oil industry”

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Suburban women have had their lives upended by Covid-19. Trump might pay the price.

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