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09

May

Politicians: Want to get elected? Using swear words could helpA recent study featuring blog posts from fictitious Italian politicians found the use of swear words made candidates sound more relatable.

Politicians: Want to get elected? Using swear words could help
A recent study featuring blog posts from fictitious Italian politicians found the use of swear words made candidates sound more relatable.

13

Nov

Citizens from more than 30 states petition federal government to secedeHave secession petitions become the latest trend in post-election angst?

Citizens from more than 30 states petition federal government to secede
Have secession petitions become the latest trend in post-election angst?

09

Nov

Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes in Georgia electionUnopposed Republican incumbent Paul Broun called evolution a lie “straight from the pits of hell.”

Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes in Georgia election
Unopposed Republican incumbent Paul Broun called evolution a lie “straight from the pits of hell.”

08

Nov

3 ways Obama’s win affects the environmentDespite his recent silence on climate change, there’s reason to believe Obama might focus more intently on environmental issues during his second term.

3 ways Obama’s win affects the environment
Despite his recent silence on climate change, there’s reason to believe Obama might focus more intently on environmental issues during his second term.

06

Nov

What if the election is a tie?Then the House of Representatives decides who is elected president and the Senate votes on vice president.

What if the election is a tie?
Then the House of Representatives decides who is elected president and the Senate votes on vice president.

5 of the strangest presidential elections in historyElectoral politics have always been a down-and-dirty business, starting at least as early as 1800.

5 of the strangest presidential elections in history
Electoral politics have always been a down-and-dirty business, starting at least as early as 1800.

Why Sandy may affect the outcome of the presidential electionExperts suspect there will be lower turnout in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Why Sandy may affect the outcome of the presidential election
Experts suspect there will be lower turnout in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

05

Nov

12 state ballot measures to watch in 2012U.S. voters will pick more than just politicians on Nov. 6. Dozens of state ballot initiatives are also in play, including some that address environmental issues.

12 state ballot measures to watch in 2012
U.S. voters will pick more than just politicians on Nov. 6. Dozens of state ballot initiatives are also in play, including some that address environmental issues.

01

Nov

What’s your vote worth to presidential campaigns?Campaigns, on average, spend $22 for a single vote, and more and more of that money is being spent for online ads.

What’s your vote worth to presidential campaigns?
Campaigns, on average, spend $22 for a single vote, and more and more of that money is being spent for online ads.

30

Oct

Sandy could buoy or bite Obama, RomneyObama could sink or swim on his handling of the federal response to a crisis that has claimed U.S. lives and caused millions in damage.

Sandy could buoy or bite Obama, Romney
Obama could sink or swim on his handling of the federal response to a crisis that has claimed U.S. lives and caused millions in damage.