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Economy

Moody’s Report: Biden’s Economic Agenda Better for Jobs, Growth Than Trump’s

By Chai Karve on September 24, 2020.

According to a recent report by Moody’s Analytics, one of the most esteemed economic research organizations in the country, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party’s proposed economic agenda will lead to a significantly more robust and stronger economy than one under a second term of President Donald Trump. 

Health Care | Florida

Jason Brodeur “Very Proud” of Votes Against Medicaid Expansion, County Health Departments

By Chai Karve on September 18, 2020.

During a recent interview with the Orlando Sentinel’s editorial board, Florida State Senate GOP candidate Jason Brodeur said he was “very proud” of his record in the Florida House of Representatives which included a vote against Medicaid expansion and votes that cut $174 million from the local needs budgets of county health departments, which are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corruption & Secrecy | North Carolina

Co-Host of Dan Forest Fundraiser Committed Misdemeanor Vote Buying

By Chai Karve on September 17, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, a fundraiser for North Carolina GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of vote buying after an FBI investigation in 1986. Forest has baselessly claimed there is widespread Democratic voter fraud, but will soon attend a fundraiser co-hosted by a Republican vote buyer.

Health Care | Missouri

Parson Ad Featured an Executive Whose Company Hawked Fake COVID-19 Cures

By Chai Karve on September 16, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Governor Mike Parson released a campaign ad featuring an executive for a multi-level marketing company that was rebuked by the Federal Trade Commission for unlawfully advertising fake products that claimed to cure COVID-19.

The ad features Christy Shawan, a Regional Vice...

Accountability

Parson Aided Future Donor By Gutting Voter-Approved Initiative As A State Senator

By Chai Karve on September 15, 2020.

During his time as a state legislator, Republican Governor Mike Parson worked to gut puppy mill regulations, nullifying a ballot initiative passed by Missouri voters to benefit an out-of-state oil executive that later became a major donor to Parson’s campaign. Now, after Missourians voted to pass Medicaid expansion in August 2020, Parson’s willingness to gut voter-approved initiatives is coming under new scrutiny as the Governor of Missouri in 2021 will be tasked with expanding health care as mandated by the voters.

Health Care | Missouri

As a State Legislator, Parson Repeatedly Attempted To Block Missourians’ Access To Affordable Health Care

By Chai Karve on September 10, 2020.

On three separate occasions during his time as a State Senator, GOP Missouri Governor Mike Parson attempted to ram through a series of health care bills specifically designed to prevent low-income Missourians from enrolling in the Affordable Care Act exchange. 

Economy

FLASHBACK: Trump Praises Outsourcing

By Chai Karve on September 9, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, President Donald Trump repeatedly defended the practice of outsourcing, or shipping American jobs overseas, during his business career and campaign for president despite claiming to be a champion of American manufacturing opposed to unfair trade deals.

In 2005, Trump wrote a blog for...

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