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Voters Believe Government Is Living Up to Constitutional Ideals but Should Have Less Power

The president and members of Congress swear an oath to support, preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States. According to the inaugural findings from the George Washington University Battleground Poll’s National Political Confidence Index (NPCI), they are largely up to the task.

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Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap

State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens’ political opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can help curb the trend and promote more equal political representation, Baylor study finds.

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From Sea to Shining Sea, Politics Divide Coastal Residents’ Views of Environment

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From the salmon-rich waters of Southeast Alaska to the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast to Downeast Maine’s lobster, lumber and tourist towns, coastal residents around the U.S. share a common characteristic: their views about coastal environments divide along political lines.

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When Rulers Can’t Understand the Ruled

A Johns Hopkins study a finds significant gap in demographics, experience and partisanship between Washington insiders and the Americans they govern

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Disconnect Between Obama's Bold Action Plan Against ISIS and His Inner Thinking/Leaning Says Villanova U. Expert

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Obama’s Limited Strategy On ISIS/ISIL Dependent On Countries In Region, Success Could Lead to Greater Oil Production

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President Offers Best Worst Solution as Strategy for ISIS Defeat, Says SLU Expert

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Cornell History Professor Calls President's Speech High on Rhetoric Low on Action

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Liberal Countries Have More Satisfied Citizens While Conservatives Are Happier Individuals

People living in more liberal countries are happier on average than those in less liberal countries, but individually, conservatives are happier than liberals no matter where they live, according to a study of people in 16 Western European countries.

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Binghamton University Professor: Expect More Violence From ISIS

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