VOTER POWER

President Trump Cancels $92 Million Military Parade

When President Trump first pitched the idea of a military parade, defense officials said the event would cost about $12 million. But that initial estimate, which was based on the expense of a 1991 Gulf War military parade, did not account for factors such as inflation and security.

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Parody Peter Strzok Twitter Fooled Many—Including Us

A tweet from an account purporting to be that of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok fooled many on the left, proving that liberals are not immune to confirmation bias, either. Find out what you can do to keep yourself from being fooled by bogus social media accounts.

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Is It News or Propaganda? Examining the Impact of Fox News

Fox News has always claimed to be a “fair and balanced” media outlet, but that claim has always been untrue. As Judd Legum noted in a lengthy exposé at Popular Information, Fox “has effectively transformed into a state-run propaganda network,” and its propaganda serves to promote one man above all others: Donald Trump.

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Russia May Have Hacked Voting Machines in 2016 Election

A series of indictments reveals strong evidence that Russia not only waged a social media campaign in order to influence the 2016 election, but that Russian state-sponsored actors may also have hacked voting machines to ensure that President Trump would be elected.

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Why is the US Economy So Dysfunctional?

Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that real wages have decreased over the past year. But how can that be when GDP growth is strong, and unemployment is low? There’s a few reasons, ranging from the ineffectiveness of trickle-down economics to a decline in unions.

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811 Democratic Candidates: Who Are They?

FiveThirtyEight researched hundreds of races for Senate, House, and state governorships and gathered data on the 811 people who have appeared on a ballot in a Democratic primary so far this year. They sought to find trends in the election results and answer questions such as: What types of candidates are winning these races?

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Fact-Checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Since her surprise primary victory over incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become something of a media star. She’s given quite a few interviews, but the Washington Post fact-checked statements she made and found that some of them were not true.

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Draining the Swamp? GOP Corruption Reaches New Level

When Donald Trump first launched his campaign to run for president three years ago, he set out to market himself as an outsider. He pledged to “drain the swamp.” But in reality, the swamp has only become swampier during his time in office.

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