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More flawed graphs in a Romney campaign ad

Mon, 2038-01-18 22:14

“This was household income when President Obama took office. This was the national debt. Under Obama, families have lost over $4,000 a year in income, and the national debt is now $16 trillion and growing. Barack Obama: More spending, more debt — failing American families.”

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Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors

Sun, 2032-04-25 09:28

Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public.

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An exploration of the many weird rumors surrounding President Obama

2 hours 37 min ago
Can you tell which of these rumors were actually passed around, and which we made up?

Carson hopes to shore up foreign policy credentials with Jordan visit

2 hours 52 min ago
The candidate’s grasp of foreign policy had come under increased scrutiny since the Paris attacks.

Donald Trump's various rude and offensive comments haven't hurt him at all

4 hours 39 min ago
The number of people who say they wouldn't vote for him hasn't really changed since July.

Here's how many of the record-setting hottest years you've lived through

5 hours 26 min ago
An interactive tool to make a point about warming.

Violence toward Black Lives Matter activists erases any doubt: We live in a time of racial strife

5 hours 26 min ago
Perhaps it's the return of citizen-on-citizen politically motivated violence.

Trump denies mocking disabled reporter, demands apology

Thu, 2015-11-26 19:45
Unchastened by a flood of critics, the GOP frontrunner accuses a New York Times reporter of using his disability to “grandstand.”

Why you can't convince your uncle he's wrong about politics

Thu, 2015-11-26 09:45
Or, the psychology of our political beliefs.

Five things the political media is thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thu, 2015-11-26 09:45
And not just Donald Trump.

Charges against police officer in teen’s slaying don’t quell anger in Chicago

Wed, 2015-11-25 21:56
Leaders of City Council’s black caucus call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove his police chief.

Trump mocks disabled reporter

Wed, 2015-11-25 21:10
At a rally in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump mocks New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski who is disabled.

Trump blasted by New York Times after mocking reporter with disability

Wed, 2015-11-25 20:39
“The sad part about it is, it didn’t in the slightest bit jar or surprise me that Donald Trump would do something this low-rent, given his track record,” said reporter Serge Kovaleski.

First family visits D.C. shelter, highlights homeless veterans' plight

Wed, 2015-11-25 18:36
President Obama, joined by his wife and daughters, served Thanksgiving dinner in a D.C. homeless shelter.

Marco Rubio, saying 'God's rules always win,' stirs confusion on same-sex marriage rights

Wed, 2015-11-25 17:04
"Not ignoring it, but trying to change the law," Rubio added.

How the pro-Cruz super PACs are directing their millions

Wed, 2015-11-25 16:48
Still sitting on massive campaign war chests, the groups haven't launched a television blitz. Yet.

The redhead, the trumpeter and Lord Grantham: Inside the names of the 2016 candidates

Wed, 2015-11-25 13:59
The trumpeter, the redhead, and the slow prince.

The White House turkey pardon, through the years

Wed, 2015-11-25 13:59
The annual event might be one of the strangest White House holiday traditions.

New Day for America 'Trump's Greatest Hits - Part 1' | Campaign 2016

Wed, 2015-11-25 13:44
A super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate John Kasich released a Web video clipping together some of business mogul Donald Trump's most provocative comments.

Politico just handed Republicans a ‘liberal media’ conspiracy theory

Wed, 2015-11-25 12:58
The news site's offer of a "no-risk" interview to Chelsea Clinton feeds the GOP narrative of bias.