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Trump Has Made U.S. Policy Much More Resistant To Immigration — Even Without The Wall

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight President Trump, in his two years in office, has already made U.S. policy much, much more resistant to immigration — without Congress agreeing to his wall or really any of his immigration ideas. Continue … Continue reading

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The Republican Party Has Changed Dramatically Since George H. W. Bush Ran It

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight George H. W. Bush was a hugely influential figure in the Republican Party: chairman of the Republican National Committee, vice president, president and father of another GOP president. But the GOP has changed dramatically … Continue reading

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Yes, It Was A Blue Wave. No, It Doesn’t Matter For 2020

A FiveThirtyEight Chat Sarah Frostenson, politics editor: So we’re here today to talk about the midterm elections and the BLUE WAVE … or blue trickle? Which is it, team? Nathaniel Rakich, elections analyst: It was, by any historical standard, a … Continue reading

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Young Voters Might Actually Show Up At The Polls This Year

By Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight The question on many Democrats’ minds is: Will young people turn out to vote in 2018? Recent survey data has liberals worried. In particular, a recent Gallup poll found that only 26 percent of American … Continue reading

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Election Update: One Way The House Map Actually Helps Democrats

By Nathaniel Rakich of FiveThirtyEight Turnout can vary pretty dramatically among congressional districts, which is one reason that the partisan breakdown of seats in the House doesn’t necessarily match the results of the national popular vote. The way this usually … Continue reading

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