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…
What happened to America’s working class?
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One reason for widening inequality is the decline of unions, which in turn is partly the result of the gradual elimination of the "working class" from our vocabulary.
Who gets to vote? Democrats and Republicans clash over the answer.
Who gets to vote? As Campaign 2016 looms, Democrats and Republicans are clashing on just who gets to exercise this fundamental right in a democracy.
Could a decision against the government in King v Burwell lead to a backlash against the GOP?
Supporting a decision that leaves six million people without coverage and raises premiums for others could further the image of the Republican Party as an uncaring party of the wealthy.
Is Jeb Bush’s 4% growth promise too good to be true?
Jeb Bush recently announced his candidacy for president by declaring that “our country is on a very bad course” and promised to fix this with the striking promise of “4% growth, and the 19 million new…
Hat in the ring. Jeb Bush pictured in 2013.
When considering US elections it pays to "follow the money" -- and not just the campaign donations. Head to the bookies, not the polls, to see who's really in with a shout.
To hug or not to hug?
The public may be warmer to big brother George than pundits believe.
FDR gives an address.
The FDR Library
As Jeb Bush, the 11th declared Republican candidate enters the race for president, a look back at a secretive survey in 1935 that foreshadowed today's ubiquitous horserace polls.
Voters face an illusion of choice.
With Jeb Bush and Rick Perry as the latest hopefuls, the Republican presidential race looks like a free for all. Close examination shows voters are faced with fewer choices than ever before.
Rand Paul speaks to New Hampshire voters as a banner featuring his campaign logo hangs in the background.
The use of logos is a relatively recent development in American campaigns. Now, they're more important than ever before.
Presidential debates around climate change will likely be a referendum on EPA proposals to lower carbon emissions from power plants.
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The American public appear to be of two minds on climate change in politics: supportive of policy action but unconvinced climate change is an urgent priority.
Is that a womanly or a manly finger wag?
In 2008 she ran a "manly" campaign. This year's has started off more feminine. Is this what is needed to win Clinton the White House?
How will candidate Clinton deal with Dodd-Frank?
The Dodd-Frank Act is the Obama Administration’s cornerstone financial reform legislation, but even after several years it remains only partially implemented and subject to collective shrugs and head-scratching…
So it begins.
The worst-kept secret in American politics is finally out in the open. What now?
Modern day American poverty: Slab City, CA
Robert Putnam's new book aims to make the social inequality a core issue in the 2016 campaign: a member of his research team explains how.
Could former Florida governor Jeb Bush (right) join his brother George (left) and father in having held America’s top office?
Political dynasties have played a significant role throughout America's history. Their ongoing existence and prominence convey a level of inequality in access to political influence.
Political to the end.
As she plans her 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is getting embroiled in the sort of influence-peddling fiasco that has dogged philanthropists for decades.
Not as important as the invisible primary….
What’s the best predictor of which candidate will win the presidential nomination. The winner of the Iowa caucus? The winner of the New Hampshire primary? Actually neither is as good a predictor as the…