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Josh Boak

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Recent articles by Joshua:

Views of economy stabilize as election nears, latest AP-NORC poll shows

Most Americans view the nation’s economic situation as bleak, but a rising percentage also see signs of stability six weeks before Election Day — if not reasons for optimism. → Read More

Disrupted: Politics creates economic illusion in small towns, mid-sized cities of Wisconsin

A closer look at the voters and economic issues that could tip key battleground Wisconsin. → Read More

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over → Read More

Politics creates economic illusion in Houdini’s hometown

Appleton, Wisconsin, is a predominately white city of 75,000 people along Wisconsin's Fox River → Read More

Is America great again, or bordering on dystopia? Republicans say both.

Are Americans living in a dystopia or in an America made great again by Trump? → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Is US great again or dystopian? GOP says both

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Convention begged this question: Why are President Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters describing the state of... → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Is US great again or dystopian? GOP says both

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Convention begged this question: Why are President Donald Trump's most fervent supporters describing the state of his union as a hellscape? It was perhaps the central paradox for voters wondering what to believe in the rhetoric, because it defied logic to believe it all. Are Americans living in a dystopia or in an America made great again by Trump? → Read More

Fact-checking Trump and the final night of the Republican National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed accomplishments he didn’t earn on the pandemic, energy and veterans at a Republican convention finale that also heard Black Lives Matter baselessly accused of coordinating violent protests across the country. A look at some of the rhetoric Thursday from Trump and his supporting speakers at Republican National Convention proceedings: COVID-19… → Read More

FACT CHECK: Trump distorts record; Black Lives Matter falsely accused

President Donald Trump claimed accomplishments he didn't earn on the pandemic, energy and veterans at a Republican convention finale that also heard Black Lives Matter baselessly accused of coordinating violent protests across the country. → Read More

U.S. economy plunged an annualized 31.7% in second-quarter

BALTIMORE - The U.S. economy shrank at an alarming annual rate of 31.7% during the April-June quarter as it struggled under the weight of the viral pandemic, the government estimated Thursday. It was the sharpest quarterly drop on record. → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: GOP taps distortions to heap praise on Trump

WASHINGTON - Eric Trump echoed falsehoods of his father, Melania Trump credited her husband with a dubious religious first, and the president's econom... → Read More

AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 45% of Americans say they are setting aside more money than usual during the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 45% of Americans say they are setting aside more money than usual during the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 45% of Americans say they are setting aside more money than usual during the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn

WASHINGTON - It's the paradox of a pandemic that has crushed the U.S. economy: 12.9 million people have lost a job and a dangerous rash of businesses ... → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump muddies facts on mail ballots, Kamala Harris

President Donald Trump is muddying the facts about mail-in voting and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews record on Biden-Harris, economy

President Donald Trump greeted the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past week with a litany of distortion and falsehoods → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews record on Biden-Harris, economy

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump greeted the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past week with a litany of distorti... → Read More

Trump's suggestion to eliminate payroll tax doesn't add up

President Donald Trump this week said he could eliminate the payroll tax if he is reelected without undercutting retirement benefits or greatly adding to the deficit, arguing that economic growth would offset the revenue losses → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump payroll tax cut is Social Security risk

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed payroll tax cut is a threat to Social Security no matter how he casts it. During a news conference Wednesday, he insisted he could... → Read More