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The Bradley Effect v. The Obama Effect

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Obama's white voter support in the polls be higher than his actual support on Election Day? Will this be a regional factor, or a nationwide factor? And how big a factor is it?

GOP Vote Suppressors Blackwell and Von Spakovsky Set to Testify in House on "Lessons Learned from 2004 Election"

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Former Ohio Sec. of State Kenneth Blackwell and disgraced former FEC chair Hans Von Spakovsky have confirmed that they will testify about the myriad crimes that occurred on and by their watch in the 2004 Presidential Election.

Young Voters, Identity Politics

Ben Terris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Terris

"McCain understands people like him better than he does people like us, so his tax plans will help the rich, not the people who need it the most. I want to vote for someone who will look out for me."

The Kids Are Alright: Why It's Ok To Be Sick of the "Youth Vote," and Why You Should Re-Consider

Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernanda Diaz

The rise of the "youth vote" concept has been exciting to track, but much in the style of the "Go Green!" motto and a silkscreened Che, it's kind of lost its kick by now.

The Changing Times and the Equinox Voter

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

Can Obama win the white working-class voters in battleground states? Well, he didn't this spring, so that's our first clue. Another is the fact that neither Al Gore nor John Kerry won their support.

Mobilizing Voters through Facebook

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

Two weeks ago, we launched a Rock the Vote Facebook application. With young people more connected than ever through the internet, it will make getting young people out to vote just a little easier.

Real Change Happens Offline

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Internet activism is individualistic: It's great for a sense of interconnectedness, but the Internet does not bind individuals in shared struggle the same as the face-to-face activism of the 1960s and '70s did.

MTV Political Campaign Ads: The End Of The World

Torey Van Oot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Torey Van Oot

Sandwiched between spots for condoms, video games and the latest CDs, election campaign ads will wash over MTV fans for the first time since the network opened its doors in 1981.

Youth Vote Shifts Dramatically Towards Democrats

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pew Research reports: Trends in the opinions of America's youngest voters are often a barometer of shifting political winds. And that appears to be t...

MoveRed: Targeting Washington State Young Conservatives

Will Mari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Mari

"Young people aren't all enthralled by Obama's vague message. Young conservatives aren't super-religious, ignorant people. We see through misplaced idealism and have a grasp of reality."

The McCain Youth Vote? Former Silicon Valley Exec Makes The Case

Will Mari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Mari

Top Republican Adviser Carly Fiorina: "Young people appreciate authenticity. To make change, you have to know how to drive that change. You have to know where all the bodies are, so to speak."

Obama Pennsylvania Bid Unlikely To Be Boosted By College Students

Politico | Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With 159 colleges and universities and approximately 680,000 students, Pennsylvania's campus vote would appear to be Barack Obama's ace in the hole in...

Capturing The Youth Wing Of The Youth Vote

Daniel Macht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Macht

By Daniel Macht and Rosaleen Ortiz It's Barack Obama versus John McCain in the general election, according to the results of Nickelodeon's "Kids Pi...

Healthcare, Financial Security Top Concerns For FL Voters Of All Ages

Heidi Pickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heidi Pickman

Champ The Donkephant, the 'Divided We Fail' mascot In an age where 40 is the new 30, 20 might just be the new 60. Younger voters are joining older ...

Huckabee, Obama Pitch Change To Granite State Youth

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Since Iowa's caucuses on Thursday there has been substantial focus on young voter turnout and its impact on election 2008. Now, the leading candidates...

Sam Stein

Massachusetts College-Kids Went To Clinton

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what became a relatively close battle, Sen. Hillary Clinton won the Massachusetts primary despite the fact that her rival, Sen. Barack Obama, had t...

Chelsea Clinton Makes Surprise Campaign Stop At Stanford

The Stanford Daily | Andrea Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chelsea Clinton '01 fielded questions about her mother's presidential bid last night before an audience of more than 100 young women packed on the flo...

False Hope Raised That UIowa Dorms Open For Caucus

Iowa Independent | John Deeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A brief flurry of hope that the University of Iowa would reverse its policy and open the dorms for caucus night was dashed on Wednesday night. In a 5...

IA: Squables Over Student Caucus Participation Nothing New

CampusProgress.org | Meredith Decker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As one of the longest primary seasons in history draws to a close, a major focus of the presidential campaigns' get-out-the-vote efforts in Iowa has t...

Winter Break And The Iowa Caucuses

CBSnews.com | Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

College students in Iowa may need to snap out of their New Year's Day hangover extra early this year if they want to participate in the state's presid...

Iowa Students Speak Out About Jan 3 Caucus Date

Iowa Independent | Chase Martyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After the November 15 Democratic presidential debate on CNN, Iowa Independent caught up with several University of Iowa Democrats at a debate watching...

Oprah To Hit The Campaign Trail For Obama

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oprah Winfrey is poised to campaign for White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. ...