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Palin to embark on East Coast bus tour

...weekend on a campaign-style bus tour along the East Coast, sending a jolt through the now-sleepy Republican presidential contest and thrusting a telegenic but divisive politician back into the nation's spotlight. Palin's tour announcement...
Legions of poll watchers expected to crowd voting venues on Tuesday

...court. The confusing rules and lack of federal oversight alarm officials, especially given the intensity of this presidential contest. Particularly in jurisdictions where partisan politics and race have already cleaved deep social divisions, they...
General election, with presidential race on ballot, is today

...Alaska during the campaign season, and Romney is expected to carry the state's three electoral votes.But the presidential contest is not the only race on the ballot.Alaska voters will also decide whether to give U.S. Rep. Don Young, Alaska's...
Interpreting the significant role of Census 2010 in election results

...representing 10 percent of the electorate) - and you can begin to see that the most significant event of this presidential contest might very well have the 2010 Census. Using the results of the 2010 Census also played significantly into Alaska's...
Once again, Florida is the national punchline

...because they often vote Democrat.Adding to those factors last week were the same demons that helped send the 2000 presidential contest to the Supreme Court - random bungling, lack of preparation and free-floating confusion.Chads or no chads...
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Keeping options open when it comes to the Electoral College

...reality of how the voters felt.The NPV movement also states the change will end the current practice of waging the presidential contest almost exclusively in so-called battleground states. It's no doubt true that 30-plus states, including...
The Top Political Dynasties

...talent, two of their number became presidents. "Dynasty" can become a campaign liability, as it was in the 1888 presidential contest, when the brilliant Puck cartoonist Joseph Keppler invented "Grandpa's Hat" to ridicule Republican candidate...
Romney opens presidential bid

...Romney, who lost the GOP nomination to John McCain in 2008, hopes it's now his turn. He comes to a Republican presidential contest that lacks a true front-runner and could be unsettled with new names. Repeated polls show party members unimpressed...
Regionalism: United we stand?

...Midland territory, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Missouri. Win over Midlanders and you're likely to win a presidential contest; scare them with extreme positions to the left or right, and you most certainly will not.Despite all this...
McCain, Obama duel on economic fix-it plans

...that, as they made clear in dueling economic speeches Monday on the issue that has taken center stage in their presidential contest. Obama said that McCain offers a third term of President Bush's policies. "John McCain's policies are essentially...


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