Health care is now a major liability for Republicans. Will they dig the hole deeper?

Health care has been on the ballot as much as any policy issue in every election since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Until last week, the Republican Party defined itself by its opposition to the law and prospered from its years-long campaign to repeal it. Exit polls show that in 2018 once again, health care was the major concern […]

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Matthew Whitaker is loyal to Donald Trump. That’s refreshing, not disqualifying.

Since Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions and announced that Matthew Whitaker would assume leadership of the Justice Department as acting attorney general, Whitaker has faced a barrage of unjust criticism from the mainstream media, the left, and the Never-Trump right. The opposition stems not from principle but from ideology, and it is yet another front of the resistance. The main […]

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FBI is investigating Florida company linked to acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal investigation of a Florida company accused of scamming millions from customers during the period that Matthew Whitaker, the acting U.S. attorney general, served as a paid advisory-board member, according to an alleged victim who was contacted by the FBI and other people familiar with the matter. The investigation is being handled […]

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What is the difference between a 408(k) plan and a 401(k) plan?

Both 408(k) and 401(k) refer to sections of the Internal Revenue Code that outline employer-sponsored retirement plans. Both provide guidelines that allow employees to set aside a portion of their paychecks before taxes are taken out to be invested in a special account meant for retirement. That’s where these two alphanumeric codes diverge. While “401(k)” has become synonymous with a widely available retirement savings […]

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Is a Green Party candidate a potential spoiler in Arizona’s pivotal US Senate race

She was barely a blip in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race, with no rigorous campaign schedule, virtually no press operation and essentially no name identification.  She spent less than $1,000 during on her campaign, and was laid off in the process, she wrote on social media. Angela Green’s biggest moment of the election cycle came Tuesday night, as early results in the too-close-to-call […]

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Donald Trump is no electoral phenom. He’s more like Michael Dukakis than Ronald Reagan.

Last week at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unwittingly reminded Americans of just how badly the Electoral College distorts how we think about the popular support our president has. Sanders told reporters that the president “got elected by an overwhelming majority of 63 million Americans who came out and supported him and wanted to see his policies […]

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The Future Is Female: All the Most Compelling Women Candidates to Watch in the Midterm Elections

As the United States gears up for midterm election day, a striking number of voters will see women on their ballots. There are 262 female-identifying candidates vying for congressional seats this year, as compared to 81 in 2016, and 42 running for governor and lieutenant governor — a notable increase from eight female candidates in 2016, according to the Center […]

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The Senate is failing America. Elect Democrats to reduce acrimony, negotiate with Trump

As Election Day nears, America’s political debate is spiraling downward into increasingly tribal politics, fueled by excessive rhetoric spread through cable news and social media. While President Donald Trump has undoubtedly intensified the harshness of the debate by rubbing raw virtually every division in our country, the crisis in American democracy started long before Trump became president, or even a candidate.   The […]

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