politics & society
The latest data, according to Politico, shows left-leaning campaign groups are losing the battle for dollars with their conservative opponents. Democrats at their convention in Charlotte, N.C., are set to try and close that gap, but their opportunity is fast evaporating.
Charlotte, N.C., will take center stage tonight when the Democrats convene their national convention. Michelle Obama will be the big star tonight and kick off urgent efforts to get her husband, President Barack Obama, re-elected.
In 2009, Mohammad El Kurd's Palestinian family was kicked out of their home in East Jerusalem, so Jewish settlers could move in. The entire episode was controversial, with protests on all sides. And now it's been made into a documentary.
Lynn Vavreck is writing a book about the 2012 election, and to do it, she'd conducting a series of 1,000 person polls every week till Election Day. From that research, she's unearthed a great deal of information that challenges the conventional wisdom about the election.
Massachusetts received top marks in a study of what U.S. states are doing the best when it comes to promoting energy conservation. And while a lot of credit goes to current Governor Deval Patrick, many initiatives go back much further -- even to Mitt Romney.
With Paul Ryan set to be officially named the Republican Party's vice presidential candidate, environmentalists are looking back at his record with a critical eye. They say he has a lengthy record of voting against the environment, unless it also benefits his fiscal conservative push.
Air conditioning has become an ubiquitous part of modern American life. Nearly all cars and 86 percent of homes in the United States have it. That makes it easy to forget about the dramatic changes the advent of air conditioning ushered in, including the development of the Deep South.
The political conventions this time of year are a time for politicians and their parties to woo and reward the big money that's driving their campaigns. At the Republican Convention this week, and next week's Democratic convention, there are a number of opportunities for the politically powerful to connect.
If you attend a political event, you're very likely to notice the music. It's been chosen to convey a message, one of hope, or patriotism or even of sticking together. And while the politicians are careful about what they choose, sometimes the musicians are none-too-pleased to be included.
The 2000 election exposed the fragile state of the American voting system, but it's unclear how much has changed since the Bush v. Gore controversy 12 years ago. Law professor Rick Hasen says that without federal reform, Election Day meltdowns will continue to occur.