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Will a new campaign for gun laws quell the mass shootings that are routine in America?
It’s been Washington’s worst kept secret: Just what new gun regulations will Barack Obama and Joe Biden recommend in the wake of the Sandy Hill Elementary mass shooting?
After historic Biden-NRA meeting, the VP is expected to make three recommendations: extended background checks, limited access to high capacity magazines, and federal authority to track gun sales and crime weapons.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney refused to rule out the possibility of minting a $1 trillion platinum coin to solve the debt ceiling crisis. In a graphic, Republicans argue that the weight of the coin would have sunk the Titanic.
In Washington, consolation prizes–pleasing the base, appearing tough and strong, handling negotiations better–are really the only victories in town.
So you want to know what happens next? Don’t we all.
I happen to work in an industry built upon two things: reliable reporting about what has happened, and unreliable projections about what might happen in the future. It’s not that the projections are always wrong. It’s just that you would be a fool to believe that they are …
Social networks are transforming the way campaigns are conducted.
Data-driven decisionmaking played a huge role in creating a second term for the 44th President and will be one of the more closely studied elements of the 2012 cycle
The 2012 U.S. presidential campaign, a $2 billion cacophony of promises for the future, is ending with homages to the recent past
In the final weeks of the campaign, all the best–by which I mean, most vicious, least honest, most strident– advertisements get dropped on television screens. On YouTube, something similar has been happening.
Anyone doubting that the election will hinge on Latino turnout need only tune in to Spanish Language television these days.