From outside the US, Donald Trump might seem a buffoon who cannot be seriously thought of as president.
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The generation who grew up during the Cold War and came to age through the unrest of Vietnam and the civil rights movement still dominate American politics.
Richard Nixon, 1971.
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With three in four American voters using a smartphone, mobile devices are revolutionizing how political news is consumed – and reported.
Why do we trust people with power (other than politicians)?
Rational actor theories suggest the powerless should be reluctant to trust the powerful, but studies show we tend to do just that.
Hearing it from supporters: attendee at Clinton rally in New Hampshire expresses opposition to Keystone pipeline.
Hillary Clinton's opposition to construction of the Keystone pipeline has little effect in the short term but reflects building "supply side" strategy of environmentalists to limit fossil fuel development.
Candidates beware! History suggests that book writing presidents are not necessarily the best presidents.
The angry right wing of American politics is mired in a swamp of outrage and victimhood. 'Twas ever thus.
GOP candidate Carly Fiorina gave a feisty performance at Wednesday’s debate.
Carly Fiorina was the only newcomer on the main debate stage Wednesday night. Having battled her way into prime time, did she manage to stand out?
Chatting up the party fateful.
In 1964, the John Birch Society pushed Barry Goldwater to victory in the Republican primary. The same could happen with the Tea Party and Trump this election cycle.
Clinton campaigns in Illinois.
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Forget about classified messages. Hillary Clinton's campaign has bigger problems to worry about.
Scott Walker campaigns in New Hampshire. REUTERS/Brian Snyder.
Research shows that government interventions decried by the GOP actually make people happier.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Trump's stance on immigration and citizenship demonstrates a lack of knowledge of both constitutional law and economic realities.
Where will the money come from for Hillary Clinton’s college plan?
Hillary for America
Hillary Clinton's US$350 billion college plan will need a doubling of the federal government’s funding to colleges. But this large expansion in federal dollars will not be without its own costs.
The stage is set for the Republican debate.
Academics from around the US react to the Fox News debate.
Ten of the 17 Republican candidates for president shared a stage in the first official televised debate ahead of the 2016 election.
The ten candidates who made it onto Fox News's debate stage ranged from the serious to the seriously off-base.
Pop quiz! How many of the GOP presidential candidates can you name?
Fox News is using polling to justify their picks for the GOP debate, but the way they averaged those polls was a little fast and loose.
CNN and YouTube cosponsored a Republican primary presidential debate in 2007.
Did you know Facebook is cosponsor of Thursday's debate? It's part of a trend that started with YouTube in 2007. But while users can submit questions -- Fox will still decide which ones get asked.
Six of the 17 declared 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates before the start of a forum August 3, 2015.
Wedge issues that have divided American voters for years are losing their edge.
Polling professionals aren’t too happy with Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
Picking 10 top GOP candidates from five national polls isn't as easy as Fox News wants you to believe. Here are some ways it could – and probably is – going wrong.
More of this, says Hilary Clinton.
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Hillary Clinton's energy and climate platform emphasizes renewable energy and the health benefits of the plan -- a position that will resonate with many voters.
Last Saturday, presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were booed and heckled by liberal activists at a town hall discussion at the Netroots Nation annual conference. Why would attendees…