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Senate Minority Leader Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) leaves a weekly meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill July 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

"A Better Deal" is more of the same

The new Democratic economic agenda, "A Better Deal," sounds like a sales pitch for a discounted item at a shopping mall, writes Jonathan Tasini.
Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner makes a statement from at the White House after being interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington on July 24, 2017.

Who is the real Jared Kushner?

By Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
Errol Louis: Jared Kushner's statement to Congress only heightens the tension between his two personas -- whether political operator or bumbling novice, the real Kushner needs to stand up and face questions.
A banner reading "Jobs" hangs on thre facade of the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington,DC on February 22, 2011. New claims for US unemployment insurance rose for the first time in three weeks but continued to hover near a two-year low, official data released on February 17 showed. The Labor Department said a seasonally adjusted 410,000 initial jobless claims were filed in the week ending February 12, up 6.5 percent from the prior week when claims had fallen to their lowest level since July 2008,

Democrats: Our plan for a better deal

By Cheri Bustos, David Cicilline and Hakeem Jeffries
Our constituents deserve a chance at a better deal and a brighter future, and our new economic plan will help meet those goals, write Reps. Bustos, Cicilline and Jeffries
YOUNGSTOWN, OH - AUGUST 15: Republican candidate for President Donald Trump holds a campaign event at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio. In his address, Trump laid out his foreign policy vision for America.  (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Why the Rust Belt still supports Trump

By Paul Sracic
Youngstown used to be a great industrial power. When Trump told voters he wanted to make it great again, they listened. Trump is visiting a second time to make sure he has their trust, writes Paul Sracic.
White House advisor Steve Bannon makes remarks during a discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, February 23, 2017.  / AFP / Mike Theiler        (Photo credit should read MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

I read about Bannon and Clinton so you don't have to

By Jeff Yang
Key takeaways? In "Devil's Bargain," Steve Bannon is a fascinating and monstrous character, and "Shattered" assumes Hillary Clinton was almost entirely responsible for her own defeat, writes Jeff Yang.

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