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The State of the Trump Economy Article
Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during an event in Warren, Michigan, on March 4, 2016. (Getty/Scott Olson)

The State of the Trump Economy

In his State of the Union address, President Trump will try to take credit for a growing economy; in reality, he has done everything he can to direct those gains to the wealthy few.

Lily Roberts, Andy Green

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2019 Jobs Release Article
A Transportation Security Administration agent works at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago during the partial government shutdown on January 7, 2019. (Getty/Scott Olson)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2019 Jobs Release

Policymakers and economists need to center populations who face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market.

Daniella Zessoules, Galen Hendricks, Michael Madowitz, 1 More Olugbenga Ajilore

5 Ways the Trump Shutdown Is Harming Struggling Workers, Families, and Communities Article
President Donald Trump answers questions from the press as he departs the White House, January 2019. (Getty/Win McNamee)

5 Ways the Trump Shutdown Is Harming Struggling Workers, Families, and Communities

President Donald Trump’s shutdown is more than a debate around a wall: It is about the low-income, disabled, and indigenous peoples at and within our borders whose lives and economic security he is willfully endangering for political gain.

Donovan Hicks, Heidi Schultheis, Rejane Frederick, 2 More Azza Altiraifi, Rachel West

Fact Sheets: How the Trump Shutdown Harms States Article
Due to President Trump's shutdown of the government, this national park facility is closed in Philadelphia, January 8, 2019. (Getty/Mark Makela)

Fact Sheets: How the Trump Shutdown Harms States

Across the country, President Trump's shutdown has had damaging effects on vital programs and services. As he continues to hold portions of the government hostage, Trump has left hundreds of thousands of workers in financial limbo.

Saharra Griffin

Immigration Priorities in the 116th Congress Article
The U.S. Capitol dome stands under a cloudy sky, January 2019. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Immigration Priorities in the 116th Congress

Democratic control of the House of Representatives provides an opportunity for much-needed oversight, passage of legislation to protect vulnerable individuals, and exploration of longer-term solutions.

Tom Jawetz

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