1. Tax Revenue Is Down, Spending Is Up, And The Deficit Is Bigger NPR 20:54

The federal government’s deficit nearly tripled in the first nine months of the fiscal year, a surge that’s bound to raise concerns about the country’s rising debt levels.

And NPR spoke with young voters from rural North Carolina about the issues on their mind.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, politics reporter Ximena Bustillo, and politics reporter Elena Moore.

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