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David Lauter

Trump Drops Keystone Pipeline’s U.S. Steel Requirement

The requirement to use domestic steel for U.S. pipeline projects posed a potential conflict between the Trump administration’s populist agenda and its pro-business stance. Apparently, business won.

March 5, 2017

The Biggest Loser: Trump Has Gotten Even Less Popular While In Office

President Trump, who won the presidency with a minority of the votes cast, has retained a strong hold on his core supporters. After a brief increase in popularity early in his transition, almost all public polls show a steep decline in Trump’s support, and he has quickly fallen into territory plumbed by Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter.

February 13, 2017
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Sanders and Clinton talk during a

Democratic, GOP Presidential Races Diverge

The sharpest contrast between Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate and Saturday’s Democratic face-off was not tone.

December 23, 2015

Polls May Actually Underestimate Trump’s Support, Study Finds

Trump generally does better in online polls than in surveys done by phone.

December 22, 2015

Battle For Final Spot In GOP Debate: Chris Christie Vs. Rick Perry

The fight for the final slot seems to be a battle of governors — Rick Perry versus Chris Christie.

August 4, 2015
The US government formally pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent over 2005 levels within the next decade, ahead of a major climate conference later this year (AFP/David McNew)

Obama’s New Emissions Rules Likely To Help Shape White House Race

With Monday’s release of landmark rules to combat global warming, President Barack Obama is putting into place what probably will be the last piece of his ambitious second-term agenda.

August 2, 2015
Ted Cruz caricature

GOP Field Divided On Donald Trump’s Comments About Mexican Immigrants

Do you want to appeal to Latinos or conservatives?

July 6, 2015
Hillary Clinton voting rights speech

Change, Clinton-Style

As Clinton prepares for the first major rally of her campaign, Saturday in New York, Americans by about 2 to 1 say the country is headed down the “wrong track.” But what sort of change do Americans want?

June 12, 2015
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U.S. Has Become Notably Less Christian, Major Study Finds

Splits over conservative values sees the percentage of Americans who identify as Christians at its lowest point ever in the nation’s history.

May 12, 2015
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Race And Religion Split Electorate As Campaigns Begin

Survey finds voting preferences for nascent groups — women with graduate degrees, minorities, and millennials — trend towards Democrats.

April 8, 2015

Netanyahu Tries To Undo Harm To US-Israel Relations; White House Icy In Response

After winning a divisive election, Netanyahu seeks to repair his image in Western media — but the White House doesn’t seem to be buying it.

March 19, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party's leader Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the media at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, on March 17, 2015. Results tallied Wednesday showed Netanyahu's party with a decisive win. (Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Netanyahu Tries To Undo Harm To U.S.-Israel Relations

Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to walk back some of the comments that helped him win re-election.

March 19, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

Has Email Dispute Hurt Clinton’s Standing? Not Much, New Polls Indicate

New numbers suggest that Hillary Clinton is surviving her email controversy.

March 17, 2015

2016 Republican Race Up For Grabs, Democrats Back Clinton, Poll Finds

Hillary Clinton’s numbers remain strong, while Chris Christie has sunk to Trump territory.

March 10, 2015

Immigration Q&A: What Happens Now In The Legal Fight Over Obama’s Plans?

Here are the next steps in the legal battle over President Obama’s immigration action.

February 17, 2015
Marco Rubio addresses the crowd at CPAC

New Books By Marco Rubio And Mike Huckabee Hint At Directions For Potential Presidential Campaigns

Rubio and Huckabee’s campaign books speak volumes about the coming Republican primaries.

February 7, 2015

Obama’s Approval Ratings Benefit From Good Economy But Have Low Ceiling

President Obama’s approval is on the upswing — but it might not get much higher.

February 6, 2015

Income Inequality Emerges As Key Issue In 2016 Presidential Campaign

It looks like the 2016 elections will be contested on favorable ground for Democrats.

February 5, 2015
Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses CPAC 2014 (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Rubio Says He Is Nearing Decision On Presidential Run

Is Marco Rubio about to launch a presidential campaign?

January 21, 2015
US President Barack Obama answers questions at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on January 16, 2015, in Washington, DC

On Eve Of State Of The Union Speech, Obama Enjoys Steady Rise In Polls

Americans clearly don’t see President Obama as a lame duck.

January 19, 2015

The Financially Stressed Favor Democrats, Don’t Vote Much, Study Finds

Republicans are the party of the rich — and they’ll keep winning until working-class Democrats start voting.

January 8, 2015
President Barack Obama says US ideals are more effective than torture techniques in fighting terrorism

Poll: Obama Executive Action On Immigration Narrowly Divides Americans

Despite all of the controversy, the approval of Obama’s immigration move has barely shifted.

December 11, 2014

GOP Triumph Tempered By Hard Problems, Now And In 2016

Although they beat out Democrats for the Senate, and in many races for Governor, Republicans will have a lot of work cut out for them with

November 5, 2014

Partisans Segregate Themselves In Separate News Universes, Study Finds

A Pew Research Center project has shown that conservatives and liberals revolve in their own separate media and news universes.

October 21, 2014
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In Wisconsin, Democrats Try Moderation In Fight With Scott Walker

Do Democrats really have a chance of toppling Scott Walker?

October 15, 2014