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Election forecasting foibles

Politics | What pollsters have learned since 2016
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/22/20, 04:15 pm

With former Vice President Joe Biden leading or tied with President Donald Trump in most swing states’ polling averages, oddsmakers say he’s the favorite to win on Election Day. But Trump reminded voters on Saturday that polling averages leading up to the 2016 election had Hillary Clinton ahead in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, all of which he won.

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Biden and Trump trade barbs in Iowa

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/12/19, 12:46 pm

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took aim at each other Tuesday while campaigning in Iowa.

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Delayed aid

Politics | Disaster relief remains captive to partisan gridlock
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/30/19, 05:34 pm

WASHINGTON—While the Democratic-majority House of Representatives has focused on investigating President Donald Trump, and the Republican-controlled Senate has worked on confirming the president’s picks for the judiciary and executive branch, major bipartisan legislation has fallen by the wayside. One item lingering on the congressional to-do list is relief for states recovering from natural disasters, some of which happened more than a year ago.

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