Tuesday, December 1, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders greets supporters at a campaign rally outside the New Hampshire State House in Concord

Analysis: Sanders Pledge Shows How Plans To Curtail Mass Incarceration Fall Short

“By the time I end my first term,” Sanders has said, “this country will not have more people in jail than any other country.” But nothing in his plan suggests that he grasps the immensity of the task.

December 1, 2015
Hillary Clinton speaks at a Grassroots Organizing Event  in Dallas, Texas

Emails Give Behind-The-Scenes Glimpse Of Clinton

The portrait of Hillary Clinton that emerges from her tens of thousands of recently released emails is different from what people see on TV.

December 1, 2015
Carson smiles as he is announced during a Presidential Town Hall Series at Bob Jones University in Greenville

How A Super PAC Turned $6 Million To $140,000

Some SuperPACs are using candidates’ names as bait to reel in small donors, whose money is being used to fund consultants.

December 1, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor John Kasich speaks at the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee

A New Data-Mining Technique To Uncover New Hampshire Influencers

Taking social network analysis offline is difficult and lucrative.

November 30, 2015
U.S. Senator Cruz greets businessman Trump onstage as they address a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Bromance On The Rocks: Surging Ted Cruz Begins To Poke Donald Trump

Cruz is tentatively beginning to take on the brash New York billionaire after months of cozying up.

November 25, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pauses as he speaks to the media following a fundraising luncheon in La Jolla, California

Post-Paris: Which Candidates Gain, Which Don’t

Is Paris making voters think more about the commander in chief part of the job of president?If so, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are up.

November 25, 2015
Conservatives Attend CPAC

Christie Vetoes Bills That Would Expand Early Voting, Voter Registration In New Jersey

“This bill is a manifest attempt to use election reform for political gain,” Christie wrote.

November 9, 2015
File photo shows U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaking in Greenville

Ben Carson Adjusting To Heightened Scrutiny As Republican Presidential Front-Runner

As he adjusted to his new status as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in a slew of polls, Carson demonstrated just how unorthodox he is as a politician.

November 5, 2015

Marco Rubio Unmoved By Comparison To President Obama

Despite some rivals, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, questioning his attendance record in the Senate, Rubio said his work speaks for itself and is resonating with voters in early nominating states.

November 2, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the "Carroll County Democratic Committee's Annual Grover Cleveland Dinner" at the Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett, New Hampshire

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
Russell Senate Office Building - Washington DC

Landscape Shifts: Democrats Could Take Control Of Senate

The Senate is up for grabs, and the landscape a year out suggests the Democrats could win control away from the Republicans.

October 31, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump addresses a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

A Theory Of The 2016 Conservative Apocalypse

Abandoned, neglected, alone — yet nonetheless completely smothered by an all-encompassing big government: That is the conservative condition.

October 31, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa

Protests Mount Over Donald Trump Hosting ‘SNL’ Next Month

“We are appalled that you would enable Trump’s hateful speech for nothing (more) than a ratings ploy.”

October 27, 2015
Lorella Praeli

Never Eligible To Vote, Young Immigrant Plays Key Role In Clinton Campaign

Lorella Praeli has one of the most important jobs on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign – even though she’s never voted in an election.

October 25, 2015
voting sign

Outdated Voting Machines Could Pose Headaches In 2016

Aging voting machines around the nation are becoming obsolete and subject to such problems as flipped votes, tally errors and sudden shutdowns.

September 15, 2015
voting polls polling place

Voting Machine Study Finds Problems, But Not Ones Easily Fixed

A study of voting systems in all 50 states recommended a series of steps that could be undertaken before voters cast their ballots in coming years.

September 15, 2015
voting sign

Obama Calls For Voting Rights Reform On 50th Anniversary Of Historic Law

President Obama called on Congress to pass “an updated version” of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal law.

August 6, 2015
Hillary Clinton Campaigning

What Hillary Said About Paid Leave, Child Care, Inequality — Yesterday And 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago, when President Clinton was running for reelection against the odds, Hillary hedged her message — and yet she was prescient in addressing the harms of an increasingly unfair economy.

June 15, 2015
Religion, Catholic, Nuns, Violence, Haiti, Elections, World News, Police

Catholic Nuns Target Of Violence In Haiti

Violence against nuns and priests escalates in Haiti, seemingly tied to anxiety over upcoming elections.

April 1, 2015
Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Makes Nice As Chicago Election Bypasses Pension Morass

Chicago’s contentious mayoral election is coming down to the wire.

March 16, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez addresses the AFL-CIO Convention, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles. (US Department of Labor/Flickr)

Secretary Of Labor Perez Rules Out Maryland Senate Run

Thomas Perez won’t be replacing Barbara Mikulski in the Senate.

March 13, 2015
Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (Edward Kimmel via Flickr)

Chris Van Hollen To Run For Senate In Maryland

Chris Van Hollen is the first contender to replace Barbara Mikulski in the Senate.

March 5, 2015
Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayoral Race Mirrors Schism Challenging Democratic Party

The Windy City is the new front line in the fight between centrist Democrats and progressives.

March 4, 2015
Supreme Court

Supreme Court May Say Gerrymandering Protected By Constitution

The Supreme Court appears ready to stand up for gerrymandering.

March 3, 2015
President Obama

5 Ways Democratic Presidents Kick Republican Butt

The evidence is clear: Democrats make the pie bigger for everyone, while Republicans redistribute to the rich.

March 2, 2015
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