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Many eagerly await the deployment of 5G, which they claim will drastically speed up mobile devices and the integration of more internet-enabled devices. The process won’t be easy, though: .
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National Journal Jan 15
Americans have ever-increasing access to the confirmation process, meaning that senators are more likely to use confirmations to reiterate their own stances to American citizens. Read more on :
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National Journal Sep 25
The Trump administration’s ability to make farm-assistance payments without congressional authorization is rooted in a Depression-era law. Read more about this history in our latest post:
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National Journal Nov 5
Incumbent red-state Democrats in the Senate are facing an uphill battle. They are treading carefully, focusing on local issues and shying away from highly divisive, partisan issues. Will these efforts save their seats?
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National Journal Sep 17
While Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch have received plenty of media coverage as Trump’s controversial nominees to the Supreme Court, the president has also nominated hundreds of judges to lower courts with less notice. Our latest explores:
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National Journal Dec 29
Opportunity Zones, which are meant to cover low-income communities, include artificially impoverished areas such as college towns and empty beachfront properties. Read why these zones may not be as effective as legislators hope.
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National Journal Dec 21
In 2018, Voters across the country had the chance to weigh in on ballot measures, many that embodied the nation’s most divisive subjects like health care, abortion, environmental regulation, and – most prevalently – election and voting issues.
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National Journal Dec 28
Should investors receive tax cuts for investing in impoverished areas? Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle support Opportunity Zones, which do exactly that. Read about their stances here:
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National Journal Nov 14
Most consumers find robocalls annoying. Companies, however, fear that regulating them might prevent businesses from conveying important information to customers. Catch up on the debate with :
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National Journal Nov 7
The Cook Political Report currently rates 30 House seats as Toss Ups. Of those races, 29 are Republican-held, and six are open seats. explains how these openings make Republicans vulnerable:
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National Journal Dec 11
Should redistricting be a partisan activity? Citizens in four states had the chance to answer this question for themselves in the 2018 midterms. See how they weighed in:
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National Journal Sep 14
Donald Trump’s most lasting legacy may be the high number of nominees to the federal courts. Our latest post discusses how the president has been able to nominate so many judges:
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National Journal Dec 9
Proposing ballot initiatives are one of the few opportunities for participating in direct democracy in this country. See what legislation citizens proposed and what they supported in the polls on Election Day in this post:
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National Journal Jan 15
Since the 1990s, Supreme Court confirmation votes in the Senate have become narrower and increasingly partisan. Learn how this impacts the highest court in the land on :
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National Journal Sep 10
Pollsters failed to predict Trump’s win as a result of inaccurate of state-level polls and an overrepresentation of college grads who lean Democrat, according to our latest post:
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National Journal Jan 18
Once implemented, emerging technologies such as Internet of Things devices, virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles will depend on 5G networks. Read more about this advancement in : .
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National Journal Dec 21
Congress passed a large tax overhaul a year ago. In the law, they included a provision about Opportunity Zones, which offers tax incentives to investors who fund projects in economically distressed areas. Read about them in this edition of :
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National Journal Dec 27
Opportunity Zones could alleviate poverty in economically distressed areas, but they could also lead to gentrification. Read this post to learn about arguments for and against this legislation:
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National Journal Jan 8
Over the last three decades, the ideological gap between liberals and conservatives in the federal courts has been widening. What consequences could come from this partisanship? Find out in our latest post on :
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National Journal Nov 10
Earlier this year, the FCC levied a $120 million penalty on a Florida man who allegedly delivered almost 100 million fraudulent robocalls in three months. This is one of many steps the FCC has taken to deter phone-based predators.
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