One of these men will walk away from the 2020 race a loser. But who?
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For the winner, it's the achievement of a lifetime. For the loser, not so much.
Will either – or both – of these men use humor or insults in their first presidential debate?
A politician who wields a comeback with skill can use it as both a bludgeon and a shield, damaging the opponent without hurting their own popularity with voters.
A security guard looks out of the the News Corp. headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, April 2017.
Despite two major journalistic investigations of Fox News' so-called 'empire,' the idea that Fox News wields immense political power in the US and in the White House falls apart under scrutiny.
Mitt Romney is sworn in as senator on Jan. 3, 2019 at the Old Senate Chambers in the U.S. Capitol.
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Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah is one of the very few GOP critics of President Trump's character and leadership. Why has he staked out this lonely position? His Mormon faith.
Coal miner photographed on the job near Richlands, Virginia, in 1974.
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In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.
Polygamy advocate Brady Williams talks with his five wives during an interview at their home in a polygamous community outside Salt Lake City.
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Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, taught that a righteous man could help numerous women and children go to heaven by being 'sealed' in plural marriage. Norms have been revised, but tensions remain.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at an Aug. 1 press conference, the first he held after the defeat of his health care bill.
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With Obamacare in peril and no health care plan in sight, it's logical to ask whether states could design their own single-payer health insurance plans. Efforts in California show why it's unlikely.
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.
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Many evangelicals are backing Trump, so why hasn't he caught fire with Mormons? A scholar of Mormons' political beliefs counts the ways.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama trade barbs during the 2012 presidential race.
Policy nuances often fail to stick in the minds of debate viewers. It's all about delivering the most memorable moment.
Donald Trump has staged mass rallies in swing states in Florida as election day nears.
The 2016 US presidential race has been a strange campaign in many ways, but the swing state map looks very familiar.
It could be battle royale for the Republicans at the Ohio convention in July.
Young people can shape election results.
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About 49 million young people are eligible to vote, representing a major potential political force. So, what can universities do to increase their turnout?
The circus comes to town.
Dirty tricks are a big part of the south's first presidential primary.
The leading conservative magazine National Review has played a critical role in creating modern GOP. Their repudiation of Trump signals crisis for Republicans.
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Obama gets four more years in office.
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President Obama cut through the campaign spin in delivering his acceptance speech in Chicago:
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Newly re-elected President Barack Obama reaped the benefits of a broad demographic appeal, and an increasingly irrelevant opposition.
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