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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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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Did the Paycheck Protection Program work?

Politics | The answer differs between political parties
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/03/20, 04:06 pm

Lawmakers have come to opposite conclusions about the massive effort to shield businesses from the effects of COVID-19 closures. In reports released Tuesday, Democrats on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis described the Paycheck Protection Program as riddled with fraud, waste, and abuse, while Republicans cheered it as a “resounding success.”

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