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Massive Crowds March in DC to Show Support for Trump, Demand Election Integrity

Massive Crowds March in DC to Show Support for Trump, Demand Election Integrity

BY OMID GHOREISHI AND EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—Tens of thousands of people converged at Freedom Plaza in Washington on Saturday, joining other rallies around the country to show support for President Donald Trump and ask for fairness in the election process. Marching towards the Supreme Court, participants held signs that read “Stop the Steal,” “Make America Fair Again,” and “Trump […]

Biden’s COVID-19 Response Costs 6 Times More Than Trump’s Plan

Biden’s COVID-19 Response Costs 6 Times More Than Trump’s Plan

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—The U.S. government this spring implemented unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus to address the economic fallout from the pandemic. The federal government is expected to pass more stimulus after the election as both President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Joe Biden have proposed additional actions to respond to the health and economic crises. A new paper by the Committee for a […]

Delaware Farm Planted in Opportunity Zone Gives Former Inmates a Second Chance

Delaware Farm Planted in Opportunity Zone Gives Former Inmates a Second Chance

BY EMEL AKAN WILMINGTON, Del.—KaLief Ringgold, 34, was released from prison on March 26 after spending years behind bars on drug dealing charges. He stepped out into a world that, for many former inmates, can be overwhelming as they struggle to find work. Amid the pandemic and economic recession, Ringgold landed a job on a smart farm called Second […]

Trump Orders Federal Agencies to Consider Moving to Opportunity Zones

Trump Orders Federal Agencies to Consider Moving to Opportunity Zones

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump issued on Aug. 24 an executive order to direct federal agencies to prioritize moving their facilities to distressed areas, including opportunity zones, in an effort to lower costs and uplift poor communities. The new order could help support investments in any of the 8,766 distressed areas designated as opportunity zones, a bipartisan incentive created […]

Americans Continue to Flee States With Higher Taxes

Americans Continue to Flee States With Higher Taxes

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—States with the highest tax burdens, such as New York, Illinois, and California, continue to lose residents this year as tax rates have a significant effect on the growth and prosperity of the states, economists say. “The evidence is clear that competitive tax rates, thoughtful regulations, and responsible spending lead to more opportunities for […]

With Strong Retail Sales, Trump Touts V-Shaped Recovery

With Strong Retail Sales, Trump Touts V-Shaped Recovery

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—Retail sales continued to rise in July, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, as part of a rebound that indicates the country’s economy is on track for a V-shaped recovery, according to President Donald Trump. “We had such a strong foundation that we’re recovering much faster than anybody anticipated. It turns out that it will be a […]

POLITICS | Debate Grows Over How to Extend Unemployment Bonus

POLITICS | Debate Grows Over How to Extend Unemployment Bonus

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—The dispute over enhanced unemployment benefit grows as Republicans propose capping the benefits at 70 percent of a worker’s prior pay. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on July 23 that the Republicans oppose extending the enhanced unemployment insurance in its current form. “Because we’re not going to pay people more money to stay at home than work,” he […]

GOP Seeks to Protect Businesses From COVID-Related Lawsuits

GOP Seeks to Protect Businesses From COVID-Related Lawsuits

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—Lawmakers have less than two weeks to reach a deal on the next stimulus package but the two sides remain far apart on several issues, including providing a liability shield for businesses. Companies demand protections against coronavirus-related lawsuits, as they worry about being sued if an employee or customer contracts the virus. Without such protection, Republicans fear many […]

Trump Meets Mexican Leader to Celebrate USMCA

Trump Meets Mexican Leader to Celebrate USMCA

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump hosted Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House for the first time on July 8 to celebrate the launch of the new North American trade agreement known as USMCA. The two leaders met to discuss the strategic cooperation between the two countries on both trade and immigration. “The […]

ECONOMY | USMCA Expected to Bring Some Relief From Pandemic Economic Woes

ECONOMY | USMCA Expected to Bring Some Relief From Pandemic Economic Woes

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—The new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada took effect on July 1, opening a fresh era in North American free trade. The agreement contains new “rules of origin” on cars, which incentivize the use of high-wage labor in auto manufacturing and make U.S. and Canadian workers more competitive vis-a-vis Mexican […]

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