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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...

Coronavirus | Arizona

Arizona GOP Lawmakers Brophy McGee, Gray, Mesnard Gutted Unemployment Benefits Before Pandemic

By Chai Karve on August 17, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, GOP lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature passed legislation to weaken public benefits, harming part-time workers and exacerbating the significant economic pain unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economy | Iowa

Ernst Sits Idle as Iowa Farmers Lose Aid to Maine Lobstermen

By Chai Karve on August 14, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Iowa Senator Joni Ernst stood on the sidelines and even praised Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as he continues to gut Iowa's suffering ethanol industry by diverting resources to other states.

Accountability | Arizona

AZ GOP State Rep. Anthony Kern Killed Legislation To Protect Arizona Workers

By Chai Karve on August 12, 2020.

In April 2019, Republican State Rep Anthony Kern (LD-20) used his power as chair of the Arizona House Rules Committee to kill legislation protecting workers who reported unsafe working conditions, laying the groundwork for dire conditions for Arizona workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

A year later, as coronavirus cases spread...

Accountability | Michigan

Trump’s Mishandling of COVID-19 Led To Economic Collapse In Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

By Chai Karve on June 25, 2020.

As the United States enters what looks to be a prolonged recession, more and more of the small town and rural voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin who sent President Donald Trump to the White House in 2016 are turning away from the president and towards Vice President Joe Biden. These voters are likely attracted to Vice President Biden’s long record of public service, including his instrumental efforts in helping steer the U.S. out of the Great Recession in 2009. 

Accountability | Wisconsin

Trump’s Coronavirus Inaction Worsened Its Impact In Wisconsin

By Chai Karve on June 25, 2020.

As the United States enters what looks to be a prolonged financial recession, Wisconsinites are reeling from President Donald Trump’s catastrophic failure to lead the nation through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Accountability | Michigan

Trump’s COVID-19 Leadership Created Economic Catastrophe In Michigan

By Chai Karve on June 25, 2020.

As the United States enters what looks to be a prolonged financial recession, Michiganders are feeling the pain of President Donald Trump’s catastrophic failure to lead the nation through the COVID-19 crisis. 

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