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Washington Update - Feb 16, 2020

Billy Moore

Washington will be a lonely place this week as Congress and the Supreme Court are recessed and President Donald Trump spends most of the week campaigning in Western states, where Nevada Democrats will caucus for presidential delegates on Saturday. The most significant Washington event is likely to be the sentencing of the President’s friend Roger Stone.

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Washington Update - Feb 9, 2020

Billy Moore

President Donald Trump had a big week: he was acquitted by the Senate, got an excellent jobs report, owned the spotlight of the State of the Union and while his approval rating average stayed steady. As the nation enters the 2020 election cycle, his incumbency and the economy should make him an overwhelming favorite for reelection. Yet, his odds are weaker than those factors would suggest, with his approval ratings an average of 6 or 8 points in the negative – and approval ratings are one of the best predictors of presidential election outcomes, although not the only one.

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Higher Education Infographic

Blaine Bull

In the last 15 years, big-name universities have built extremely valuable brands and are seeing unprecedented growth. However, in the current era of increased scrutiny, higher education faces significant public risks.

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