The inflation vs. abortion, borders vs. democracy election

The 2024 election is a rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, but it will be a repeat in other ways, too.

This year’s race is shaping up to be a contest over a handful of dominant issues, with inflation and the border benefiting Republicans while Democrats see abortion and what they describe as protecting democracy as key.

Two of these defining issues came into focus on Wednesday as inflation came in hotter than expected and Trump doubled down on his pledge not to sign legislation that could be construed as a “national abortion ban.”

The inflation news came amid speculation about whether the Federal Reserve could lower interest rates soon enough
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