Battleground states can make or break a candidate's election, but this season, some typically contentious regions are being left off the map. Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason and political reporter James O'Toole discuss where the Keystone State stands when its out of the political spotlight.
Governor Andrew Cuomo will be hitting the campaign trail in the coming weeks for President Barack Obama.
Virginia is one of the prized swing states in this year’s presidential election. Washington Post Local Columnist Robert McCartney discusses the major issues that the state’s voters care about this year, on both the national level and in the tight Senate race there. Plus, we’ll look at the impact of economic shifts in Virginia over the last four years.
In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night.
Most Long Islanders reported they’d selected their man—but their party registration had little to do with it.
Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politics, Republican Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality. How'd they do Thursday night?
At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. "That is a bunch of malarkey," the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration's foreign policy.
Back in the days of “I Like Ike,” presidential candidates hired Madison Avenue ad men to come up with winning jingles. These days, campaign ads are all message, no flare. We want you to come up with an original jingle for one or more of the presidential candidates.
New Hampshire could be politically pivotal again with its four electoral votes in a close election for president. The state’s famously engaged voters watched the first presidential debate – and it made a difference. Going into their first meeting, President Barack Obama had opened up a 15-point lead in polls over Republican Mitt Romney, but that advantage has narrowed down to six points in the last week.
The Romney campaign has turned to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to headline at least five campaign events in 24 hours in the key battleground state of Ohio.
Bradley Smith, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, Adam Rappaport, Chief Counsel of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and ProPublica’s Kim Barker discuss how social welfare nonprofit groups, known as 501(c)(4)s are avoid regulation to finance the campaigns. They’ve already spent more than $71 million on television ads, more than all super PACs combined, according to estimates from Kantar Media's Campaign Media Analysis Group. Kim Barker has been reporting the series Revealing Dark Money and Big Data for ProPublica.
This week on Here’s The Thing, Alec talks with David Brooks on stage at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in Manhattan as part of the Public Forum series. David Brooks has been a New York Times op-ed columnist since 2003. He is known as a Conservative voice -- he was a senior editor at The Weekly Standard -- but former Obama advisor David Axelrod described him as a “true public thinker.”
The real problem with campaign ads today, Kurt Andersen thinks, is that they’re boring. Why? "The same people that would do great commercials for products and services would also do political commercials," advertising veteran Bob Gardner tells Kurt. “But this ended a few ...
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth.
Americans demanded details and, boy, did they get them. In the first presidential debate, the candidates delved into dense discussions on taxes, health care, entitlement programs and more.