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Our not-so-long national not-really-a-nightmare is finally over. Here's what the Senate student loans deal would do.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 18, 2013
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The 43rd president is back in the news as his library is set to open. Let's look back at his record -- in charts, of course.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 24, 2013
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As we do every month, let's break down today's job report, piece-by-piece, graphing as we go.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 1, 2013
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Government programs kept 33.6 million people, including 6.5 million children, out of poverty last year.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 13, 2012
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This morning's jobs report was awful. Unemployment went down from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent, but nonfarm payrolls only increased by a dismal 96,000, with another 40,000 jobs lost in revisions of previous months' figures.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 7, 2012
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Defense spending is rising by one metric, but another says it's falling fast. What's going on?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 28, 2012
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The bottom line: veep picks matter, and can swing their home states. But national trends still matter most.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 9, 2012
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The headline figures from today's GDP report for the second quarter of 2012 aren't great: first quarter growth was revised up to 2.0 percent from 1.9, and second quarter growth was at 1.5 percent, neither of which looks particularly great. But there was a lot more to the report than just those numbers. So what else did it tell us?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 27, 2012
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