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Are America's Best Days Behind Us?

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weiner

According to a new poll by Kelton Research, six in ten (60%) Americans agree that the United States will never regain the economic prosperity it once experienced.

Nielsen: Uncommitted Voters More Engaged By RNC Telecasts

NielsenWire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Voters not yet committed to either candidate were 12% more engaged by TV coverage of the GOP convention than the Democratic convention, according to a...

A third of electorate could vote before Nov. 4

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Election Day will be something of an afterthought for tens of millions of Americans _ they'll be voting well ahead of time. In fac...

Meet the Purples! Decoding the DNA of the Swing Voter

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Both Obama and McCain will make huge efforts on Election Day to turn out their bases it's still likely that the outcome will depend on the Purples, the swing voters in the middle. Who are they?

Why the Democrats Need to Dumb It Down

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

She makes them laugh and lets them think that they'll all head over to Culver's later for frozen custard and ButterBurgers.

The Politics of Flattery

Edwin Eisendrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Eisendrath

The biggest question for Americans is not whether we like Barack or John, Sarah or Joe better. It is whether we have the character to recognize flattery when we hear it, and to stay focused on what matters.

The Palin Effect

Rob Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Stein

The Right's non-party machinery now suddenly has a laser-like focus on creating a "surge" of voters for McCain-Palin. This machinery is vast, strategically targeted, exceptionally well-financed, and ready to rumble.

Vote for Obama Because He's Black

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Here's the thing - people are going to vote against Obama because he's black. This is the country we live in. And I know, he's only half black, yadda...

What's The Matter With Kentucky? (Republicans Want To Know)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

There are some unmistakable signs that the pendulum is swinging back sharply to the Democrats, even in a red state like Kentucky.

DNC Chairman Dean Says North Carolina Is Key For Obama Win

Wes Isley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wes Isley

"If we win North Carolina, Obama will be president," Dean told the crowd. More voters turned out for the primary this year here than voted for John Kerry. "All it will take is registering people to vote."

Voting: It's In Your Genes

HealthDay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Heading to the polls on Nov. 4? If so, your genes may be driving you there, a new study suggests. In fact, as much as 50 percent of whether you vote ...

How Are Lawyers Like Politicians?

Rick Shenkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Shenkman

Lawyers have to appeal to juries the way pols have to appeal to voters. But there's one difference: you can't squeeze all of America's voters into a jury box to hear your opening and closing statements.

Poll: Independent Voters Split Between Candidates

Washington Post | Dan Balz and Jon Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Buoyed by a public mood favoring Democrats, Sen. Barack Obama begins the general-election campaign holding a narrow advantage over Sen. John McCain, w...

Obama and the Progressives: A Curious Paradox

Andrei Markovits and Jeff Weintraub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrei Markovits and Jeff Weintraub

But Obama's appeal to so many upscale white progressives does have a puzzling aspect. People often talk about Obama's soaring speeches, but what's the content of that rhetoric?

Election Mail Fraud? Not Here, Says Postal Service

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

Oregon votes entirely by mail. This week I met with United States Postal Service Communications Program Specialist Larry H. Dozier to learn more.

Oregon Voters: Long Campaign Good For Democrats

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Contrary to what you might hear the legacy media say, voters in Oregon don't think the long campaign has hurt the Democratic party's chances in the 2008 Presidential election.

Off the Candidate Track: Voices from Plymouth, New Hampshire

Claudia Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Claudia Cruz

Because classes had not resumed at Plymouth State College, not many students walked the streets of Plymouth on the Sunday before the primary. However...

To Like or Not Like Hill, Despite Bill

Claudia Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Claudia Cruz

At the Lucky Dog bar and grill on Main Street in Plymouth, New Hampshire, this Sunday night's special included a new item: Bill Clinton. The visit su...

NYT: Voters Showing A Darker Mood Than In 2000 Race

New York Times | KEVIN SACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever their ideological differences this election year, Americans seem able to agree on one thing: the political landscape being crisscrossed by th...

Marc Cooper

Nevada: Barack Bets On Record Turnout | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Las Vegas, Nevada - Predicting a "record turn-out" for Saturday's presidential caucuses, Barack Obama closed out his Silver State campaign last night ...