- Sunday Breakfast Menu, Dec. 8
(The Caucus - December 07 2013 - 7:28 PM:)
The death of the South African leader Nelson Mandela and the interim Iranian nuclear deal are expected to dominate the discussion on Sunday's news shows.
- Coalition of Evangelical Churches Seeks Prayers for Boehner on Immigration
(The Caucus - December 05 2013 - 7:24 PM:)
The Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of 11 Christian organizations and churches, will run radio commercials in English and Spanish calling for prayers for Speaker John A. Boehner to take up legislation on immigration.
- Sunday Breakfast Menu, Dec. 1
(The Caucus - November 30 2013 - 10:54 PM:)
The pressure is on as the Obama administration's Dec. 1 deadline to fix the technical problems with HealthCare.gov arrives. The Sunday news shows will delve into that topic, plus the interim deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program.
- A White House Menu, Heavy on the Pies
(The Caucus - November 28 2013 - 5:58 PM:)
President Obama and his family will have a traditional Thanksgiving meal this holiday, enjoying a menu that will look familiar to many American families: Turkey, ham, stuffing and plenty on the side. What's remarkable is the dessert menu: the number of pies rivals the number of dishes in the dinner menu itself.
- Kerry Defends Nuclear Pact With Iran
(The Caucus - November 24 2013 - 3:04 PM:)
Secretary of State John Kerry offered a robust defense of the interim nuclear agreement with Iran, insisting that the deal would make Israel and Persian Gulf allies of the United States more secure, not less so.
- Sunday Breakfast Menu, Nov. 24
(The Caucus - November 23 2013 - 9:25 PM:)
Two stories are vying for the top slot on the Sunday shows this week – the so-called “nuclear option” in the Senate that would limit filibusters, and nuclear talks between Iran and top international diplomats.
- Breslin and Son of Kennedy Gravedigger Recall the Famous Job
(The Caucus - November 22 2013 - 10:07 PM:)
Clifton Pollard, the man who dug a grave for President Kennedy, became part of history through Jimmy Breslin's now-famous column.
- Obama Campaign Veterans Start New Advertising Venture
(The Caucus - November 21 2013 - 9:43 PM:)
A second set of members of President Obama’s 2012 advertising and data team have formed a firm to work for political clients, businesses and nonprofit organizations.
- Food Stamp Spending and Caseload Are Declining, Report Says
(The Caucus - November 20 2013 - 10:47 PM:)
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said the number of people on food stamps was declining month to month in about half the states and increasing incrementally in the other half.
- In an Attack Ad, an Alaskan Voter Is Really an Actress From Maryland
(The Caucus - November 20 2013 - 9:40 PM:)
Senator Mark Begich, the target of the ad, calls it an illegitimate attack from outsiders who have no business getting involved in Alaska politics.
FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
- New Home for FiveThirtyEight
(FiveThirtyEight - October 01 2013 - 6:33 PM:)
This blog contains archived content which is not being updated. Current content can be found at www.fivethirtyeight.com.
- The White House Is Not a Metronome
(FiveThirtyEight - July 19 2013 - 1:25 AM:)
The writer Megan McArdle asserts that Republicans have about a 75 percent chance of winning the White House in 2016, because "voters just get tired after eight years."
- In Public Opinion on Abortion, Few Absolutes
(FiveThirtyEight - July 17 2013 - 5:17 PM:)
If you were going to craft a law based strictly on public opinion, abortions would be widely available in the first trimester and substantially restricted afterward.
- Beautiful Minds
(FiveThirtyEight - July 16 2013 - 7:00 PM:)
Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight blog reviewed two children's books, "The Boy Who Loved Math" and "On a Beam of Light," in Sunday Book Review.
- Senate Control in 2014 Increasingly Looks Like a Tossup
(FiveThirtyEight - July 15 2013 - 3:20 PM:)
A race-by-race analysis of the Senate suggests that Republicans might now be close to even-money to win control of the chamber after next year's elections.
- Public Opinion Shifts on Security-Liberty Balance
(FiveThirtyEight - July 10 2013 - 7:50 PM:)
A new Quinnipiac poll has found a significant shift in public opinion on the trade-off between civil liberties and national security.
- Rubio Is Losing Support Among Republican Voters
(FiveThirtyEight - July 09 2013 - 7:24 PM:)
In recent polls, taken amid the debate on immigration reform, Marco Rubio's favorability ratings and standing in 2016 Republican primary matchups have fallen.
- As Texas G.O.P. Revives Abortion Ban, a Look at Public Opinion
(FiveThirtyEight - July 02 2013 - 11:18 PM:)
Public opinion surveys consistently find a majority of Americans support a right to an abortion, but also show that support narrows further into a pregnancy.
- Re-Election Is Likely for McConnell, but Not Guaranteed
(FiveThirtyEight - July 01 2013 - 9:10 PM:)
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, will probably be the favorite against Alison Lundergan Grimes, who entered the race on Monday. But he is unlikely to sail to re-election.
- Same-Sex Marriage Availability Set to Double in One-Year Span
(FiveThirtyEight - June 26 2013 - 10:44 PM:)
By August, roughly 585 million people will live in countries or jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal, more than double the number living in such places in August 2012.