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Online political ads: Effective or creepy?

Jul 24, 2012
A study out today says voters find targeted, online political ads creepy and 86 percent didn't want political ads to be tailored to their interests.
Posted In: 2012 election, Political ads

American Crossroads’ $8 million buy

Jul 23, 2012
Super PAC's ad buy is one of the largest of the election so far
Posted In: super PAC, Karl Rove, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election, campaign finance

Teach for America fields political candidates

Jul 23, 2012
Teach for America is tapping its nationwide network of alumni to recruit candidates for public office -- so much so that in one Tennessee race, two TFA alums are squaring off against one another.
Posted In: politics, teachers, Teach for America, Education, 2012 election

Register to vote via Facebook?

Jul 18, 2012
The State of Washington's elections office is working with Microsoft to allow voters to register via social networking giant Facebook.
Posted In: Facebook, Washington, voting

The influence of the vice president

Jul 18, 2012
As Romney prepares to tap running mate, historians say vice presidents have a mostly unseen role in shaping policy.
Posted In: vice president, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Squaring rhetoric and reality on outsourcing

Jul 17, 2012
There's a new bad word in the race for president: 'Outsourcing.' But the latest political back-and-forth, while dramatic, ignores the realities of the American economy.
Posted In: outsourcing, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

A Soros PAC to end all super PACs

Jul 13, 2012
Financier George Soros’s son starts a super PAC to support candidates who want tougher campaign finance rules. How ironic.
Posted In: super PAC

What Americans think about taxing the rich

Jul 12, 2012
President Obama is calling for renewing the Bush tax cuts, except for those making $250,000 a year and more. Gallup's Frank Newport on what people think about that proposal.
Posted In: Bush tax cuts, Obama, Gallup

Tax cuts, candidate wealth: What matters to voters?

Jul 12, 2012
The Presidential race this week can be summed up in a few words: Outsourcing, wealth, taxes, and jobs. How are American voters responding the latest week's news?
Posted In: jobs report, Obama, Mitt Romney, Bush tax cuts

Report: Mitt Romney stayed at Bain longer than he's claimed

Jul 12, 2012
The Boston Globe is reporting this morning that government documents show GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney remained CEO and chairman of the private equity firm Bain Capital for three years after he has said he left Bain.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, Boston Globe, Securities and Exchange Commission

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