Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Trump courts Hispanic voters

Politics | The president’s antisocialism message resonates in Florida
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/17/20, 03:56 pm

In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton won the Hispanic vote by a resounding 37 points. But this year, Democrats are garnering lower levels of support among Hispanics, a usually reliable Democratic voting bloc. President Donald Trump has spent months reaching out to Latino voters, especially those in Florida with roots in socialist countries.

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Washington’s spending spree

Politics | Americans tolerate massive public debt, but what happens when the bills come due?
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/10/20, 02:30 pm

WASHINGTON—As lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain deadlocked over additional pandemic economic relief, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is sounding alarms on spending levels not seen since World War II.

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The political empathy gap

Politics | Presidential candidates try to prove they care about people, not just policies
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/03/20, 04:19 pm

In a desperate attempt to quiet a heckler at a campaign rally in 1992, Bill Clinton used what became a political catchphrase: “I feel your pain.”

His words came to represent much more in presidential politics—that year and beyond. As the United States struggled to recover from a recession, Clinton exploited the perception that President George H.W. Bush was aloof and uncaring about domestic concerns.

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