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Sean Lengell

Associate Editor
The Kiplinger Letter

Sean Lengell covers Congress and government policy for The Kiplinger Letter. Before joining Kiplinger in January 2017 he served as a congressional reporter for eight years with the Washington Examiner and the Washington Times. He previously covered local news for the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune. A native of northern Illinois who spent much of his youth in St. Petersburg, Fla., he holds a bachelor's degree in English from Marquette University.

Latest Features

April 2020

9 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the 2020 Elections

The 2020 election will be like no other in history, as the COVID-19 pandemic will upend the business of politics as usual. Politicians and candidates are quickly changing the way they operate, a dynamic ...

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Small Business
April 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Reviving the Reviled Plastic Bag

Localities that have pushed reusable bags are backing off as the plastics industry argues their disposable bags are safer.

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Washington Matters
May 2017

The Long Slog in Congress After Comey

Trump's firing of the FBI director ruffled congressional feathers, but not enough to spur an independent investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Washington Matters
April 2017

Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Faces Tough Challenges

A one-page outline isn't enough to satisfy a Congress interested in the details — and protecting constituents.

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Washington Matters
January 2017

What to Expect From Trump's First 100 Days

He’ll score quick wins with executive orders slashing regs. But it will be slower going on undoing Obamacare, tax law, and other legislation.

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March 2017

Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever

Ten years ago, thousands of Blockbuster Video stores occupied buildings like this all over the country, renting DVDs and selling popcorn. Today, there’s only one (it’s in Bend, Ore). The company’s ...

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