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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally at Burlington Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday in Burlington, Iowa.

Why equal time for candidates may not be so equal

Oct 23, 2015
Donald Trump's appearance on SNL will give other candidates bargaining power.
Posted In: donald trump, president, presidential candidates
Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau waves on stage in Montreal on Tuesday after winning the general elections.

Big changes for America’s biggest trading partner

Oct 20, 2015
The election of Canada's new prime minister comes with new economic policies.
Posted In: Canada, Justin Trudeau, trade, Keystone XL

How much is Donald Trump actually worth?

Oct 20, 2015
Our best guess is around $?.?? billion.
Posted In: donald trump, net worth, presidential candidates
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley walk on stage at the Democratic presidential debate.

'Burn rate' a snapshot of campaign health

Oct 16, 2015
How fast candidates spend can matter as much as how much money they raise.
Posted In: 2016 election, campaign finance, fundraising, burn rate

Canadian election picks up Syrian refugee debate

Oct 15, 2015
Even advocates didn’t expect Syrian refugees to be a high-profile campaign issue.
Posted In: election, Canada, refugees
Back stage of the Democratic presidential debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders reinvigorated through social media

Oct 13, 2015
The Vermont senator isn't getting enough network love, so he'll trend on Twitter.
Posted In: debate, presidential candidates, Democrats, Bernie Sanders

Las Vegas becomes election central

Oct 13, 2015
Nevada, an election prize, will host three debates in 2016.
Posted In: 2016 election, Democrats, republican primaries
Republican presidential candidates participate in the presidential debates at the Reagan Library in September 2015 in Simi Valley, California. The New York Times says that a concentration of 158 families have donated millions of dollars to presidential ca

Most campaign money is coming from 158 families

Oct 12, 2015
Super PAC donations are largely coming from older white men leaning right.
Posted In: president, republican, political donations
U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a news conference following the weekly House GOP conference meeting at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill.

What congressional uncertainty means for the economy

Oct 8, 2015
The race for speaker comes at a time of budget and debt-limit decisions.
Posted In: Congress, House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy

Dr. Ben Carson on the economy, taxes and debt

Oct 7, 2015
In one of his only in-depth interviews about the economy, Carson laid out his plan.
Posted In: Ben Carson, debt, Taxes, government