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  • The California and U.S. flags fly in Carson, California, U.S. on August 5, 2015. Picture taken on August 5, 2015.    REUTERS/Mike Blake

    Chart of the Day: Medi-Cal's Major Growth

    “Medi-Cal had a big decade,” writes Harriet Blair Rowan at Kaiser Health News . “The number of Californians enrolled in the state’s health insurance program for low-income residents swelled by 5.5...

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    Trump Tax Cuts Have Saved 6 Big Banks $32 Billion

    The six biggest U.S. banks have saved $32 billion in taxes, including $18 billion last year, as a result of the 2017 Trump tax cuts, Yalman Onaran reports at Bloomberg News. The average effective tax...

  • Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar participate in the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate in Des Moines

    Three Fiscal Takeaways from the Democratic Presidential Debate

    The Iowa caucuses are less than three weeks away and the top four Democratic presidential contenders are tightly bunched in state polling, so the stakes were high at Tuesday night’s primary debate,...

  • New York Mayor Bloomberg speaks to reporters after his meeting regarding gun violence with U.S. Vice President Biden in Washington

    Trump and Bloomberg Clash Over Health Care

    Following the release of a new ad from Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg that accuses President Trump of being a “destroyer” when it comes to health care, the president claimed in a...

  • Chart of the Week: Trump Adds $4.7 Trillion in Debt

    The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated this week that President Trump has now signed legislation that will add a total of $4.7 trillion to the national debt between 2017 and 2029...

  • A cyclist passes the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    House Democrats Likely to Skip Budget Resolution This Year

    House Democrats are likely to skip passing a budget resolution this year, House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) said, according to The Hill’s Niv Elis : “Over the summer, congressional...

  • 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign event in West Branch, Iowa

    How the GOP Will Attack Bernie Sanders' Wealth Tax

    We highlighted yesterday a defense of wealth taxes from Gabriel Zucman, a liberal economist who has advised both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on their tax proposals. On Friday, a pair of...

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    The GOP Divide on Health Care

    Wealthy Republicans are much less concerned about universal health care coverage than less wealthy Republicans, according to a new survey from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard...