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2016 presidential race

Reuters/Ipsos States Poll: Clinton Heavily Favored To Win Electoral College

For the Trump campaign there are a handful of states the Republican candidate must win if he is to cobble together enough states to win the White House. Among them is Florida, but numerous recent visits to the Sunshine State by Trump and his vice-presidential running mate Mike Pence did little to dent Clinton’s advantage.

October 16, 2016
Uncle Sam, 2016 presidential race, Trump, Hillary, political cartoon

Cartoon: The Emerging Choice in 2016

The lesser of three evils.

June 29, 2016
Ted Cruz New York gala people crowd

Endorse This: Elite New York GOPers Ignore Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is not liked by rich New York Republicans.

April 15, 2016
Virginia voters line up early to cast their ballots in Super Tuesday elections at the Wilson School in Arlington, Virginia March 1, 2016.

Why Candidates Are Fighting So Hard for Virginia

Out of all the states voting on Super Tuesday, Virginia may be the bellwether for the general election.

March 1, 2016
Bernie Sanders

Can Bernie Sanders Win The African-American Vote?

Sanders’ appeal is that he acknowledges something that African-Americans know viscerally: There is no post-racial America. He has also offered a forthright critique of wealth and income equality in America, along with measures to rectify it. All he has to do is package his message right.

February 4, 2016
Jeff Danziger cartoon cruz in new hampshire

Cartoon: “Jesus Or Taxation?”

Cartoon: “Jesus Or Taxation?”

February 3, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates

Parties Control The Mechanics Of Elections, But Can’t Command Loyalty

The roles of the Republican and Democratic parties are undergoing fundamental shifts that threaten their impact on elections and policy.

February 2, 2016

5 Reasons Donald Trump Makes America So Anxious

Even if you’re a member of the party that seems to be about to nominate Donald Trump for the presidency, there’s only a 50-50 chance that you actually like him. But there’s another statistic that suggests why the rest of the world watches his ascent with emotions somewhere betwixt bemusement and horror.

February 1, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates

How Will Christians Vote In The Presidential Election? It Depends

They may all share a faith in Jesus Christ, but that doesn’t mean they’re passionate about the same issues or agree on who should lead the country.

January 28, 2016
Goldman Sachs sign is seen above floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in the Manhattan borough of New York

Goldman Sachs Is In The Eye Of The Campaign Storm

It’s not the biggest player on Wall Street in terms of political money. But Goldman Sachs is financial public enemy No. 1 in this year’s election campaign.

January 28, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a photo with a supporter at a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa

Follow Ad Spending At FCC But Bring Spreadsheet, Patience

Radio stations and cable TV will soon need to disclose political ad spending online — but don’t expect instant clarity.

January 28, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Sanders and Clinton talk during a

Analysis: Clinton, Sanders Would Bypass Congress To Tax The Rich — A Bit

Presidents have more room to sidestep Congress via executive action in corporate and business-related tax matters.

January 28, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the University of Iowa

Even Absent, Trump Will Cast Shadow Over GOP Debate

Donald Trump’s going to make a difference in Thursday’s Iowa Republican debate, even though he’ll be absent.

January 28, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa’s Bucolic Backdrops Belie An Economy That Thrives On Finance

The finance, insurance and real estate industries claim 21.5 percent of Iowa’s gross domestic product, compared with only 7.4 percent for agriculture and natural resources.

January 28, 2016
Mike Huckabee Adele Hello parody

Mike Huckabee Parodies Adele’s ‘Hello’ In Last-Ditch Attempt To Impress Iowans

The whole thing reads as a good-faith effort, though quite amateur.

January 27, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Muscatine

Donald Trump, Hoping To Slow Ted Cruz’s Surge, Makes Inroads With Evangelicals

A mix of state and national polls reveals the race for evangelical support appears to be a toss-up.

January 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

A Democrat That Can Win Is What We Need

Which Democrat is best-positioned to consolidate the Obama legacy and move it forward?

January 27, 2016
Bernie Sanders

Take The Movement To The White House

Bernie is serious about winning his run for the highest office.

January 27, 2016
U.S. Senator John McCain speaks during the inauguration ceremony of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (StratCom COE) in Riga, Latvia

Trump Upends New Hampshire Tradition Of Retail Politics

In one of the many jokes about New Hampshire that U.S. Sen. John McCain likes to tell, one voter asks another for thoughts about a presidential candidate.

January 26, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz waves to the crowd

The Secret Science Of Winning The Iowa Caucuses

An hour before the Jan. 14 Republican debate, 250 of Ted Cruz’s most dedicated Iowa field organizers huddled in the Heritage Assembly of God church gymnasium in Des Moines.

January 26, 2016
U.S. President Obama delivers remarks to members of the U.S.

Obama Says Clinton’s Strengths Also Weaknesses As Sanders Surges

President Barack Obama said that while Hillary Clinton has the most experience among candidates vying to succeed him, her strengths can sometimes be her weaknesses, allowing Bernie Sanders to appeal to the main concerns of the Democratic Party’s core voters.

January 26, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose together before the start of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston

Some Republican Candidates Spend Big On Ads, With Little To Show For It

In this strange primary season, there is little relationship between money spent on ads and poll numbers for candidates, at least on the Republican side.

January 26, 2016
File photo of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking during a news conference at City Hall in New York

Four New Yorkers For President?

New York City has a conservative streak. The residents want the chaos carefully managed.

January 26, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as if he is sleeping while talking about his opponent Jeb Bush during a Trump for President campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina

Trump’s Conversation With God

“Please, Lord — can I call you Lord? — I really need that Christian vote.”

January 25, 2016

Democrats Might ‘Roll The Dice’ Hoping Trump Or Cruz Is On Ballot

Democrats are optimistic that a Donald Trump or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz nomination will expand the map in their favor.

January 22, 2016