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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Lynden, Washington, U.S.

NBC News Vs. The Donald

A press release from MSNBC was headlined “NBC News Report: ‘Donald Trump Does Not Have a Campaign.'” Which was kind of a surprise. Trump has a campaign plane and campaign rallies and a campaign press corps, so why doesn’t he have a campaign?

June 8, 2016

A New Data-Mining Technique To Uncover New Hampshire Influencers

Taking social network analysis offline is difficult and lucrative.

November 30, 2015

Clinton And Sanders Enter New Phase In Battle For New Hampshire

By the numbers, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in more or less the same position in New Hampshire. Behind those numbers, though, are two dramatically different campaigns.

November 2, 2015
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Walker Tells Republican Lawmakers His Lack Of College Diploma Could Be Political Asset

68 percent of American adults don’t have college degrees, but only one is a presumptive candidate for president.

May 19, 2015

State Department Seeks 2016 Release Of Hillary Clinton’s Email

Spurred by Republican criticism and a “Vice News” lawsuit, the State Department is reviewing Hillary’s emails before releasing them in January.

May 19, 2015
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As Voters Fret Over National Security, GOP Candidates Seek Right Message

Can the GOP presidential hopefuls find the right foreign policy stance while pivoting away from the failures of the Iraq war?

May 14, 2015
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Jeb Bush’s Campaign Headquarters In Waiting Sees Flurry Of Activity

Jeb Bush’s super PAC, Right to Rise, leases office space in South Florida, signalling the unofficial candidate without a campaign, may be ready to run.

May 13, 2015
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America’s Socialists Say Bernie Sanders Can Advance Their Cause

Bernie Sanders, the unabashed senator from Vermont who is now running for president, now has the backing of the Democratic Socialists of America.

May 7, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Stance May Haunt Republicans Until Election Day

Hillary would “go even further” on immigration policy than Obama while Jeb Bush is deferential, willing to “lose the primary to win the general.”

May 6, 2015
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Christie Comments On Bridge Scandal Case At Mississippi Campaign Event

Chris Christie avoids any charges in the Bridgegate controversy and challenges defense attorneys to subpoena him if they want to.

May 5, 2015
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Newly Published ‘Clinton Cash’ Casts Shadow Over Hillary’s Campaign

A new book looks to mire the Clinton Global Initiative’s fiscal dealings, arousing the curiosity of GOP lawmakers. Hillary’s campaign website posted a “Fact Checking” page in response.

May 5, 2015
Drones, Business, Money, Politics, Campaign, Robert Wolf, Obama, Influence

A Top Fundraiser For Obama Turns From Wall Street To Drones

“Being an entrepreneur is about breaking barriers and making money,” says Robert Wolf. A friend and campaign donor to Obama who operates an expansive drone company.

April 30, 2015
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Running For President No Matter What

Even Republicans with foundering politics and careers are keen to get into the presidential race, dragging past missteps and failures with them.

April 23, 2015
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Hillary Clinton Bases Campaign Headquarters In Brooklyn Neighborhood

Hillary centers her campaign on Clinton Street in Brooklyn — which is equidistant from Wall Street donors and hip, voting millennials.

April 15, 2015
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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Comes Back To Iowa, Hoping For Better Result

Hillary brings her presidential campaign back to Iowa where she plans to listen to voters rather than just talk at them this time around.

April 14, 2015

The Anti-Cantor: Dave Brat On Bringing Rationality To Washington

Dave Brat made history by unseating Eric Cantor, and now says he will deal with issues in Congress methodically and rationally.

November 25, 2014

Putin Resists Western Offensive As Testy G20 Closes

Tension toward Putin flared at the international G20 summit.

November 17, 2014

No End To Campaign In Swing State Of Colorado

In the swing state of Colorado, campaigning is a year-long way of life.

November 11, 2014

Buckle Up: The 2016 Presidential Campaign Starts Now

With midterm elections over, candidates are already gearing up for a 2016 campaign.

November 5, 2014

Pot Legalization Spreads Through The West And Into D.C.

Even on a year where Democrats were “trounced at the polls”, reform of marijuana and criminal justice policies got support on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C.

November 5, 2014

Midterm Outcome: Mandate On Obama Or Big Money At Play?

Republicans will say election outcome is a referendum on Obama, but it may have a lot more to do with the failure of Citizens United.

November 5, 2014

Joe Biden Emerges As Patron Saint Of The Embattled House Democrat

With President Obama’s unpopularity, Joe Biden is hitting the campaign trail to support House Democrats– and perhaps set the stage for an announcement about 2016.

November 4, 2014

U.S. Midterms: Republicans Poised To Seize Congress

The midterm elections are only one day away.

November 3, 2014

In Wisconsin Campaign, Obama Is Asked To Preach Only To The Choir

Obama travels to Wisconsin to rally voters for Mary Burke.

October 29, 2014

Violence Against Women Emerges As Key Campaign Issue In Alaska

Alaska has a serious problem with violence against women, and it is an issue that anyone campaigning in Alaska will have to address.

October 22, 2014