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Politics Oct 143 things from the Democratic debate you couldn’t see on TV
The Democratic debate in Las Vegas exceeded its expectations in hitting on substance. But as pundits trade thoughts on who was strong (Clinton), who was solid (Sanders) and who else was on stage (O'Malley, Webb, Chafee), we want to point…
Politics Oct 134 things to watch for in the first Democratic debate
The first Democratic presidential debate is 9 p.m. EDT tonight on CNN. Here's what to look for from the candidates.
Politics Oct 06Quiz: How the U.S. House of Representatives works
The framers of the Constitution built Congress to be the chamber of government closest to the people. At this moment, the House of Representatives is also the most unpredictable wing of government as majority Republicans hold a rare mid-session vote…
Politics Sep 303 things buried in the spending bill
In nearly every “clean” temporary spending bill, especially in this era of permanently governing with temporary bills, there are at least a few changes attached.
Politics Sep 29The GOP tax plans in one chart
Even for policy-lovers like us, the whiz of tax brackets shooting out of the hands of GOP candidates has become dizzying. Here is a single chart that provides one simple comparison point for these plans.
Politics Sep 22Quiz: What do you know about foreign leaders addressing Congress?
The address to Congress by Pope Francis marks the 117th time a foreign dignitary has stood and spoken before a jointly-gathered House and Senate. Test your knowledge of the high-profile political and diplomatic tradition.
Politics Sep 17Quiz: How much do you know about the U.S. Constitution?
Happy Constitution Day everyone! To celebrate this day cherished by lovers of American law, we bring you a short quiz to test your knowledge of the nation's founding and of potential changes on deck for the Constitution today.
Politics Jul 13What does Scott Walker believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues
He is Colorado-born, Iowa-taught (until age 10) and Wisconsin-made. Scott Walker did not graduate from college but he started winning elections at age 26 and has not lost since. Here's where Walker stands on 10 key issues.
Politics Jul 02What does Jim Webb believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues
He’s famously Scottish American, a Marine veteran and former Secretary of the Navy who has written 10 books and is the creative force behind “Rules of Engagement.” Jim Webb upset the Virginia Democratic establishment and the national Republican party with…
Politics Jun 30Here’s how much money Jeb Bush made in the last 30 years
Jeb Bush's income from 1981 to 2013 in one chart.