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What Your First Name Reveals About Who You Vote For

Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 11:47 am (UTC-4)
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People named Chad are more likely to be Republicans and those named Bobby, Betty and Curtis tend to support Donald Trump for president. The Jonathans are usually Democrats and people named Juan, Liz or Mohammad are more likely to lean toward Hillary Clinton. That’s the finding of a project put together by Verdant Labs, which […]

American Majority Disagrees With Trump on Immigrants

Posted March 30th, 2016 at 1:06 pm (UTC-4)

Uncontrolled immigration will put more girls in the United States at risk of female genital mutilation, according to the latest anti-immigrant comments from the camp of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The comments were made by senior aide Stephen Miller. On the campaign trail, the Republican candidate himself has said Mexican immigrants could be rapists or […]

Which US States Have Produced the Most Presidents?

Posted March 23rd, 2016 at 9:56 am (UTC-4)
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Virginia and Ohio top the list when it comes to the number of U.S. presidents each state has produced. Virginia has produced eight presidents, including some of the nation’s earliest leaders such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. The seven presidents who hailed from Ohio include Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. […]

Should Iowa & New Hampshire Have So Much Sway in Presidential Elections?

Posted January 15th, 2016 at 1:09 pm (UTC-4)

New Hampshire is one of the smallest U.S. states, with a population to match, yet every four years this tiny state plays a key role in the presidential election. Campaigns start with the Iowa caucuses on Monday, Feb. 1, followed by New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, Feb. 9. With caucuses, candidates meet in-person with party members […]

See How US State Voting Patterns Have Shifted Since 1789

Posted September 11th, 2015 at 4:21 pm (UTC-4)
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As the campaign for the 2016 presidential election gained momentum, U.S. businessman Donald Trump threatened to run as an independent if the Republican party did not treat him “fairly”. Third party candidates have been a part of most presidential elections.  But since the 1848 election, when Whig party candidate Zachary Taylor defeated Democrat Lewis Cass, […]

Vice Presidents Face Uphill Battle to Become President

Posted August 19th, 2015 at 5:00 am (UTC-4)
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You’d think a sitting vice president would have an advantage while running for president, particularly in a crowded field, but history suggests otherwise. MORE ABOUT AMERICA Wild West Ghost Town Emerges from Watery Grave Confederacy Loses New Fight   Did Secret Agent Priest Infiltrate Colonial Jamestown? Since 1789, a sitting vice president has won only […]

Rise of Asian-American Candidates Signals Possible Shift in US Politics

Posted February 23rd, 2015 at 9:46 am (UTC-4)

A little noticed special election in Orange County, California gave the Board of Supervisors–the county’s governing body–an Asian-American majority for the first time, foreshadowing a possible political shift in California, the most populous state in the nation. Republican Andrew Do, a Vietnamese American, narrowly defeated Lou Correa, a well known politician with Latino roots. Do […]

Record Number of Americans Call Themselves ‘Liberals’ But Conservatives Still Outnumber Them

Posted February 11th, 2015 at 1:06 pm (UTC-4)

They still trail their conservative-minded counterparts but a record number of Americans now consider themselves to be liberals. Conservatives outnumber liberals–38 percent to 24 percent–but, according to Gallup, the 14 percent gap between the two is the smallest it’s been since 1992. The percentage of U.S. adults who consider themselves liberal rose one percentage point […]

At 18, America’s Youngest Elected Lawmaker Is Ready to Get to Work

Posted November 21st, 2014 at 3:43 pm (UTC-4)

  Earlier this month, voters in the eastern state of West Virginia elected an 18-year-old college student to the state legislature. Saira Blair was part of the Republican surge that swept the nation during the Nov. 4 elections. The teenager will become the nation’s youngest legislator when she takes the oath of office in January 2015, according to the […]

Americans Express Feelings About President During Midterm Elections

Posted November 3rd, 2014 at 1:02 pm (UTC-4)

Americans head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, to elect a new Congress in what are called “midterm elections” because they occur at the midpoint of a president’s four-year term.  The outcome of the races across the country could have a profound impact on the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency and the […]