The Obama administration proposed boosting the number of refugees it will allow into the U.S. to 110,000 next year—a nearly 30 percent increase over the current fiscal year. NBCNews.com
An analysis of the House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax plan by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that by 2025, 99.6 percent of the tax cuts would benefit the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. NYMag.com
About 130 million of the 265 million guns owned by Americans are concentrated in the hands of just 3 percent of adults, according to the most definitive portrait of U.S. gun ownership in two decades. The Harvard-Northeastern survey found that these gun super-enthusiasts have amassed an average of 17 firearms each. Overall, only 22 percent of the population own a gun. TheGuardian.com
Donald Trump has shattered the Republican record for the most small donations in a presidential campaign. The nominee has amassed $100 million from donors who have given less than $200 each. Trump hasn’t matched the $483 million President Obama raised through small donations in 2012, or the $202 million Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders raised during the 2016 primary. Politico.com
Winning a House seat cost an average of $1.5 million in campaign spending in 2014, up 171 percent since 1994. Winning a Senate seat cost $9.7 million, up 115 percent. The Washington Post.