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Politicians are hiring 'neuroconsultants' to study the brains of voters and influence voting decisions
Maria Pocovi slides her laptop over to me with the webcam switched on. My face stares back at me, overlaid with a grid of white lines that map the contours of my expression. Next to it is a shaded window that tracks six "core emotions": happiness, surprise, disgust, fear, anger, and sadness. Each …Voting
After years of growth, the proportion of births that are to unmarried women has leveled off, and since 2009 has been at just over 40 …Demographics
August 5, 1974, was the day the Nixon Presidency ended. On that day, Nixon heeded a Supreme Court ruling and released the so-called smoking-gun tape, a recording of a meeting, held two years earlier, with his chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman. Many of Nixon’s most damaging statements came in the form …Donald Trump
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There has been a remarkable flush of ginormous funds being announced or closed so far this year.<p><b>Follow Crunchbase News on Twitter & Facebook</b><p>A quick …Venture Capital
<b>Washington (CNN) —</b><p>With 100 days until Election Day, Democrats are poised to make substantial gains in the House, bolstered by an energized electorate and some significant headwinds facing Republicans.<p>Democrats hold a clear advantage when it comes to enthusiasm about voting this fall. Roughly …Conor Lamb
Welcome (back) to f**king Deadwood!<p><i>Deadwood</i> fans rejoice! The long-rumored train is finally leaving the station — a <i>Deadwood</i> movie is officially on the way.<p>At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday, HBO programming president Casey Bloys announced that the much-discussed …TV
The links among Vladimir Putin, President Trump, and segments of both the Republican Party and the American conservative movement seem bizarre. How can this be, given the Russian president’s KGB pedigree and a Cold War history during which antipathy toward the Soviet Union held the right …Russia
<i>Last week, my colleague Bret Stephens imagined</i> <i>a news article on the morning after President Trump’s re-election</i><i>. Today, I imagine a different outcome.</i><p>In the end, it was a lot simpler than it often seemed.<p>Donald J. Trump, who spent much of the past four years as a historically unpopular president, …Donald Trump
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "March 17, 2016 ... FBI Director JAMES COMEY sits down with his predecessor ROBERT MUELLER. MUELLER: This Trump guy screwed me out of some golf club dues once and I want revenge. COMEY: I have the perfect plan. Step one, swing the election so he wins — MUELLER: — I like it."
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For years, progressives have dreamed of a forum that matches the influence of Fox News and right-wing talk radio. The radio network Air America, which fostered the career of Rachel Maddow, made a valiant effort more than a decade ago. Today, the best hope seems to be the world of podcasts, where …Democratic Party
The nation’s economic growth surged this spring to top 4% for the first time in nearly four years, but analysts have some advice: Enjoy it while you can.<p>The U.S. economy probably won’t do that again for a while.<p>Although President Trump promised that the “amazing” second-quarter figure “isn’t a …Economy
ULYSSES, Pa. — The traffic sign that greets visitors on the south side of Ulysses, a tiny town in rural far north-central Pennsylvania, is suitably quaint — a silhouette of a horse-drawn cart reminding drivers that the Amish use the roads, too. But on the north side of town, along the main …Rights & Freedoms
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose status as an unwanted guest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has been growing ever more tenuous for …Julian Assange
Secret Derp State Society 🌊🗽🇺🇸 on Twitter: "WARNING! Georgia is at it again!! My husband checked his voter registration a couple months ago and was purged w/o notice. I checked mine at that time and I was still registered. I checked again today and I’m suddenly PURGED. Remember to consistently check your registration!"
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Here are some things we know about Maria Butina. She is a 29-year-old white woman with an enthusiasm for guns who has attended multiple National Rifle Association events, socialized with NRA leaders and repeated NRA talking points.<p>She attended Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's 2015 announcement …Russia
Many Republicans must be asking themselves how their party came to be led by a pawn of the Russian government. Russians must be similarly surprised …Russia
Before this week, it had been more than a quarter-century since a sitting U.S. president publicly pressured the independent Federal Reserve on interest rates.<p>On Friday, President Trump did it for the second day in a row.<p>In unprecedented back-to-back statements, Trump escalated his criticism of the …Interest Rates