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Do Early-Stage Candidate Favorability Ratings Matter?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

The fact that candidate favorability is somewhat stable during the primary process doesn't mean it's ultimately a significant predictor of the general election outcome.

No, It's Not Politics as Usual

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Let's be clear -- when you see "fact-check" analyses finding errors in the claims by both campaigns, they are not all equivalent.

House GOP Aides: McCain "Not Familiar With The Details" Of Bailout

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bailout negotiations "dissolved into a verbal brawl" at the White House yesterday, as some House Republicans, led by Eric Cantor (R-VA), said they wou...

From A Marine Mom: The One Question They Never Ask The War-Mongers

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

This army has been abused in ways I've never seen in my lifetime, and the soldiers' families have paid a crippling price. Divorce, spousal abuse, child abuse, suicide, cases of Post Traumatic Stress...

Saddleback II: Was there a "Cone of Silence"?

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

My post earlier today drew a sharp distinction between how Barack Obama and John McCain presented in an encounter on Saturday at the Saddleback Church...

Election 2008: Nobody Knows Anything

Marta Evry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marta Evry

Forget everything you've heard and read. Whether it's Fox, MSNBC, NPR, the New York Times or the Huffington Post. Suburban Republicans, southern blacks, Army brats, believe me, you can't poll the stuff I've seen on the trail.

McCain Campaign Press Calls: An Investigation

Gabriel Beltrone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gabriel Beltrone

Intrigued by David Corn's suspicion that the McCain campaign was screening reporters, we decided to dig into our archive of calls and see if there was in fact a pattern of cherry-picking favoritism.