Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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Democrats want to bend the rules for wage hike

Politics | Move over, nuclear option. Here comes the “dirty bomb”
by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/25/21, 09:36 pm

(Update: On Thursday night, Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled the Democrats may not include a minimum wage increase in the COVID-19 relief bill that congressional leaders are seeking to pass using the budget reconciliation process.)

WASHINGTON—Democrats are trying to pass a federal minimum wage increase without Republican support by taking the long way around U.S. Senate rules.

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Voter migration

Politics | Donald Trump made gains among some Hispanic voters in 2020. Will the GOP continue the trend?
by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/25/21, 07:49 am

As Rosie Paulsen knocked on doors of voters in Tampa, Fla., last fall on behalf of former President Donald Trump, she often ran into a familiar attitude among Hispanics who answered: Politics was among the trinity of “taboo” conversation topics, along with money and religion.

She’d don a “Trump-Pence” shirt or one that read “Latinos for Trump,” along with Wonder Woman–branded pants and a stars-and-stripes-­covered ­cowboy hat. “I think I wore that hat more than anything in the campaign … that was kind of my ­signature,” Paulsen said with a laugh. “They all loved it.”

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Lawmakers grill CEOs in GameStop saga

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/18/21, 05:31 pm

WASHINGTON—Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev admitted he should not have restricted the selling of certain stocks last month as online investors clamored to buy shares of GameStop. Prior to the cutoff, the video game retailer’s shares rose 1,600 percent in value. The move fueled accusations from users of the Robinhood app and lawmakers of improper market intervention.

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