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  washingtonpost.com The Daily 202 4 minutes PowerPost Analysis A strong strain of elite impunity runs through American politics. PowerPost Analysis Praising Mike Pence is part of Democrats' strategy. PowerPost Analysis The linguistic contortions can make for jarring reading. Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like: Please enter a valid email address See all newsletters PowerPost Analysis It’s hard to imagine a February address to Congress can take place as it normally would. PowerPost Analysis Administration officials and local allies have conducted more than 30 interviews in 10 states. PowerPost Analysis Biden has thus far seemed to heed progressive warnings not to repeat the errors of 2009, when Obama courted GOP votes by watering down his economic stimulus package

Analysis | The Daily 202: Despite GDP growth, polls suggest Trump’s advantage on economic stewardship is narrowing

James Hohmann 42-54 minutes - Source: The Washington Post The U.S. economy grew at 7.4 percent between July and September, recovering about two-thirds of its losses during the first half of the year. This is a number Trump will ballyhoo for the five days remaining until the election, but the gross domestic product is now about the size it was in the first quarter of 2018. Growing hospitalizations and deaths from the virus, combined with uncertainty about when another stimulus bill might pass, put dark storm clouds above the economy. “ For the economy to recover all that was lost in the previous quarter, third-quarter GDP would have had to surge and hit 10 percent, and even more to make up for smaller first-quarter losses ,” Rachel Siegel and Andrew Van Dam report . “Officials such as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell have long said that a robust and stable recovery depends on controlling the pandemic. … Economists put the risk of a double-dip recess

Analysis | The Daily 202: Voting wars flare up as Justice Barrett joins Supreme Court

James Hohmann 36-46 minutes - Source: The Washington Post Barrett was confirmed Monday on a 52 to 48 vote, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) joining every Democrat in opposition. The 48-year-old, sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House in the 9 p.m. hour, became the 115th justice – and the fifth woman – in the court's 231-year history. Barrett now holds the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg less than six weeks after she passed away, shortly after dictating a deathbed wish to her granddaughter that the seat be filled by the winner of the November election. At least 66 million Americans had already voted in the election when the Senate voted to confirm Barrett. Republicans celebrated what they acknowledged was a raw display of political power. “The reason we were able to do what we did in 2016, 2018 and 2020 is because we had the majority,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). In ano