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Study: Polarization in Congress Is Worsening, and It Stifles Policy Innovation

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A new study from the Santa Fe Institute confirms quantitatively that partisan disagreements in the U.S. Congress are worsening and that polarization is harmful to policy innovation.

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Human Trafficking Expert Can Talk About What's Right and Wrong in Bipartisan U.S. Senate Bill

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How Jeb Bush’s Plan to Delegate Day-to-Day Campaign Tasks to His Super PAC May Fundamentally Transform Campaign Funding

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Mayors From Great Lakes, Middle East to Sign Water Pact

Leaders from both regions will convene during Water After Borders: Global Stakes, Local Politics, a two-day University of Illinois at Chicago summit that will focus on strategies for sharing water across political, geographical and cultural boundaries.

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Women’s Political Speeches and Ads Available Through Online Archive

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Voters, scholars and students can search thousands of speeches and political ads from Hillary Clinton and more than 300 women candidates that are easily accessible through the Catt Center's Women's Political Communication Archives at Iowa State University.

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With Clinton Candidacy, Democrats Have Advantage In 2016 Election, Expert Says

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Trending Stories Report for 13 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: fertility, same-sex marriage, mobile apps, IL tornado, Clinton running for President, violence against women, CA water crisis, medical research

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University of Chicago Professor Geoffrey Stone to discuss same-sex marriage in Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture

As the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to deliberate on same-sex marriage later this month, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, will devote his talk to this contentious social and legal issue that could mark one of the high court’s most important rulings this year.

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Study Shows That News Coverage of Clinton’s Tweets Can Influence Voters to See Her as More Likeable – the Challenge Now Is to Influence Voting Behavior

The study, led by Professor Paul Brewer from the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication suggests that her earlier use of Twitter successfully generated TV coverage, and that TV coverage helped her image among viewers.

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Bumpy Road Ahead For The Highway Trust Fund, Say Texas A&M Researchers