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Candid Moments on the Campaign Trail
Candid Moments on the Campaign Trail

One of the most fun aspects of following the news on the campaign trail is the candid photos of the… >>

Remembering 9/11: Amazing Stories in Pictures
Remembering 9/11: Amazing Stories in Pictures

With no shortage of ways to remember the terrible events of September 11th, 2001, I'd like to… >>

PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.
PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.

With Labor Day behind us, the race for the White House becomes a sprint, and the time has come to… >>

Republican or Democrat: Clues From Your Brain
Republican or Democrat: Clues From Your Brain

Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, the science of what makes people lean… >>

Major Moments in Democratic Convention History
Major Moments in Democratic Convention History

This Thursday, President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Democratic National… >>

25 Secrets Your Congressperson Won't Tell You
25 Secrets Your Congressperson Won’t Tell You

From campaign contributions to the secrets behind lobbyists, we got the dirt on what Washington… >>

Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter
Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter

Fed up with the "all or nothing intransigence" that is paralyzing Washington, Fortune magazine… >>

Major Moments in GOP Convention History
Major Moments in GOP Convention History

Although the tradition of political conventions has changed greatly over the years—in the past… >>

White House Menus Past: Squirrel Stew, Anyone?
White House Menus Past: Squirrel Stew, Anyone?

These days, the White House—with its vegetable gardens, beehives, and even a small craft… >>

The Six Apps You Need This Election Season
The Six Apps You Need This Election Season

With more Americans turning to mobile devices for political news, navigating the plethora of… >>

Coloring the News: Kids With Crayons Cover Current Events
Coloring the News: Kids With Crayons Cover Current Events

In mid-June, swarms of honeybees took to the streets of New York City, prompting something of a… >>

Some Gave All: An Interactive List of Our Iraq & Afghanistan War Dead
Some Gave All: An Interactive List of Our Iraq & Afghanistan War Dead

To mark the passing of a grim milestone — the death of the 2,000th American service member in… >>

Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan!
Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan!

alternate text here" width="200" height="150" />Even before he stepped into the election… >>

The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever
The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever

Every now and then a great writer finds his ideal subject. Herman Melville on whaling. F. Scott… >>

Music to Help a Community Impacted by Violence
Music to Help a Community Impacted by Violence

Late last week, Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer released a musical tribute to the… >>

Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind
Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind

You can find politics news on the web in an overwhelming number of places, but to keep up… >>

Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims
Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims

As shock and disbelief turn to grief and anger, we continue to follow the coverage of the… >>

Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?
Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?

Last week’s killings in Colorado have led to important conversations about how to prevent these… >>

Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses
Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses

Since Friday's killings in Colorado, we've been listening in to the myriad conversations about gun… >>

Vintage Campaign Pride, that Fits to a Tee
Vintage Campaign Pride, that Fits to a Tee

Whether you’re suffering from political burnout or don't want to visually declare your candidate… >>