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Politics Nov 26Why presidents pardon turkeys — a history
The presidential turkey pardon is not a new tradition -- it’s happened every year for the last quarter century. But there has been confusion about how it all got started.
Nation Nov 26Obama uses ‘executive action’ to pardon turkey
In front of an audience at the White House Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama pardoned the sixth turkey of his presidency. The annual tradition honored two lucky birds spared from the dinner table. This year’s “free birds”…
Politics Nov 122016 is all about Hillary Clinton and the GOP drama
If she were a Republican, she’d be the elephant in the room. In many ways, the 2016 election is all about Hillary Clinton. She leads in all the polls. Republicans have been taking aim at her since she stepped down…
Nation Nov 11Fewer veterans are serving in Congress than ever before
Veterans used to make up a strong majority of Congress. In 1972, more than 70 percent of Congressional members had served in the military. But those numbers have fallen dramatically. In 2012, for the first time in American history,…
Politics Nov 11Money is pretty good predictor of who will win elections
We already know that the $4 billion spent on this midterm election was more than any other midterm in history. It was the most on congressional elections ever, including during a presidential year. What do the numbers really tell us?…
Politics Nov 102014 midterm election turnout lowest in 70 years
Final numbers are still being tallied, but at this point it looks pretty clear that turnout in these midterms was the lowest overall in 70 years. Turnout of the voting-eligible population was just 36.4 percent, according to the projection from…
Politics Nov 06How the battle of the sexes shifted power in DC
Today in the Morning Line: Women make just incremental gains Democrats slipped with women Republicans won big margins with men in key places Women in the new Congress: There will be 100 women for the first time in Congress.
Politics Nov 05Breaking down the 2014 Republican wave
Last night was a huge night for Republicans. They took back the Senate, netting seven seats (so far); they could get up to 250 House seats when all the vote counting is completed, which would be the most seats for…
Politics Nov 04Why you probably didn’t vote today
Forty percent of eligible voters vote in the midterm elections, down from 56 percent who vote in presidential elections. Here are the key differences between the two races and a breakdown of who actually ends up voting.
Politics Nov 04What makes Mitch McConnell smile?
While incumbents usually have the advantage in elections, this midterm season has been a boon for Republican challengers.