Agenda 2020


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The proposal for ‘chained CPI,’ a cut to future benefits, during the Obama administration led to its widespread use in other areas of the government. Read more


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Today on TAP: Michael Bloomberg comes out against economic inequality Read more


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Today on TAP: Democrats, not Trump, should be winning on trade Read more



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Using the power granted under the Higher Education Act, Warren vows to cancel student debt on day one. Read more

Day One Agenda

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In 2005 amendments to the bill, Biden voted against borrowers drowning in medical debt, seniors, servicemembers, union members, and victims of deadbeat dads. Read more


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The bankruptcy expert releases a proposal that doubles as an indictment of Biden’s role in passing the 2005 bankruptcy law. Read more



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Buttigieg’s corrected list of fundraisers includes a top executive at one of the vulture fund holders of Puerto Rican debt. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The media let slip a golden opportunity to put into context how a Biden administration might use its power. Read more

Money, Politics and Power



Despite a more treacherous financial system than four years ago, the media has made financial regulatory policy all but invisible in the Democratic race. Read more


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For 11 straight weeks, Fonda has led Fire Drill Fridays, an effort to wake up Congress about the dangers of the climate crisis. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Today on TAP: Health care and free college are not radical ideas Read more


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The Trump administration has intensified its assault on protections for immigrants and asylum seekers, but you wouldn’t know it from watching Thursday’s debate. Read more


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The Medicare for All activist, a Warren endorser, discussed the plan before Thursday’s presidential debate. Read more



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Biden doesn’t blither; Warren defends wealth tax; what Klobuchar sees when she looks at Buttigieg. Read more


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By repealing the individual mandate, which is now functionally inert, the House Speaker can invalidate a push to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The ‘team’ we need to make America decent again Read more


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A presidential forum in Pittsburgh last week cemented a unified endorsement of public education—at least in public. Read more

Education in America

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Buttigieg used his dry wit to connect at The Washington Post, but his cluelessness on racism seems remarkably intact. Read more


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Does it really matter to these swing voters? You bet it does. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Kristen Hawn, a communications consultant, appears on emails with industry-backed groups strategizing against health care changes. Read more