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Child Tax Credit Would Go Up Under Biden Proposal
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Child Tax Credit Would Go Up Under Biden Proposal

Some families would see their tax credit jump from $2,000 to $3,600 per child under Joe Biden's plan. But there are a couple of important catches.
September 18, 2020
Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check?
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Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check?

Despite support from President Trump and key Congressional leaders, the odds of getting another $1,200 stimulus check this year are fading fast.
September 10, 2020
Election 2020: President Trump's Tax Plans
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Election 2020: President Trump's Tax Plans

The president hasn't provided details about second-term tax plans if he wins the election, but he has dropped a few hints over the past few months.
August 29, 2020
Kamala Harris's Tax Policy Proposals
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Kamala Harris's Tax Policy Proposals

Since she could be a heartbeat away from the presidency next year, you might want to know where Kamala Harris stands on taxes.
August 15, 2020
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Vote by Mail: A State-by-State Guide to Absentee Ballot Voting
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Vote by Mail: A State-by-State Guide to Absentee Ballot Voting

With health authorities recommending people continue to social distance, the idea of voting by mail is becoming an increasingly hot topic.
August 4, 2020

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17 States That Will Gain or Lose Electoral-College Votes After the 2020 Census
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17 States That Will Gain or Lose Electoral-College Votes After the 2020 Census

Every 10 years, the 435 seats in the House of Representatives are reassigned based on the results of the U.S.
July 2, 2020
8 Benefits for Healthcare Workers, First Responders in the HEROES Act
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8 Benefits for Healthcare Workers, First Responders in the HEROES Act

Parts of the massive federal stimulus passed by the House of Representatives focus on workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle.
May 21, 2020
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5 HEROES Act Provisions with a Good Chance of Becoming Law
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5 HEROES Act Provisions with a Good Chance of Becoming Law

The massive federal stimulus bill just passed by the House of Representatives is "dead on arrival" in the Senate. But a few proposals in the bill have…
May 16, 2020
9 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the 2020 Elections
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9 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the 2020 Elections

The 2020 election will be like no other in history, as the COVID-19 pandemic will upend the business of politics as usual.
April 21, 2020
2020 Election: Tax Plans of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders
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2020 Election: Tax Plans of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

At one point we had over 20 Democratic candidates vying to face President Trump in the 2020 general election, but now we're down to two—Joe Biden and …
March 19, 2020
Fighting Against Aging Stereotypes
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Fighting Against Aging Stereotypes

Ageism is "the last prejudice to bubble to the surface of our consciousness," says author/activist Ashton Applewhite.
March 11, 2020
How to Run for Local Office
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How to Run for Local Office

If you’ve ever thought that you could do a better job than the elected officials currently in office, here’s how to launch a campaign—and win.
November 26, 2019
Ranking the Top Democratic Presidential Candidates for 2020
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Ranking the Top Democratic Presidential Candidates for 2020

The 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contest has attracted unprecedented interest.
June 25, 2019
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What the Midterm Elections Mean to Your Money
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What the Midterm Elections Mean to Your Money

Regardless of the results of the election, putting an end to the uncertainty is likely to be a plus for your portfolio.
October 30, 2018
Midterm Elections Loom Over the Stock Market
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Midterm Elections Loom Over the Stock Market

Divided control of Congress, White House, has historically led to poor returns
October 24, 2018
Here's an Inside Look at McCain's Economic Advisers
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Here's an Inside Look at McCain's Economic Advisers

October 4, 2017
The Long Slog in Congress After Comey
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The Long Slog in Congress After Comey

Trump's firing of the FBI director ruffled congressional feathers, but not enough to spur an independent investigation into Russian meddling in the 20…
May 12, 2017
Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Faces Tough Challenges
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Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Faces Tough Challenges

A one-page outline isn't enough to satisfy a Congress interested in the details — and protecting constituents.
April 27, 2017
Keep Calm and Carry On as Markets Adjust to Trump Presidency
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Keep Calm and Carry On as Markets Adjust to Trump Presidency

If you’re worried about all the political and economic changes ahead, you’re not alone, but there are some reasons to take comfort, too.
January 26, 2017
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What to Expect From Trump's First 100 Days
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What to Expect From Trump's First 100 Days

He’ll score quick wins with executive orders slashing regs. But it will be slower going on undoing Obamacare, tax law, and other legislation.
January 22, 2017
How Can We Discourage Bogus News Stories?
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How Can We Discourage Bogus News Stories?

Only the big online advertising networks can cut off the lifeblood and reduce the financial incentive to create phony stories.
December 22, 2016
Trump's Agenda and Challenges
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Trump's Agenda and Challenges

What lies ahead for the President-Elect.
November 12, 2016
How Presidential Elections Affect the Stock Market
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How Presidential Elections Affect the Stock Market

Myths abound, but when it comes to your portfolio, it doesn’t matter much which party wins the White House.
November 9, 2016
E-Mail Blowup Unlikely to Derail Clinton
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E-Mail Blowup Unlikely to Derail Clinton

With millions of ballots already cast, news of renewed FBI interest in Hillary Clinton's e-mails may be too late to change the outcome.
October 31, 2016
Gamblers Are Surprisingly Accurate at Picking the Next President
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Gamblers Are Surprisingly Accurate at Picking the Next President

Polls show a tight race for the White House, but betting sites have the odds firmly favoring Clinton.
September 27, 2016