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Expert Prediction: Don't Expect Much from 114th U.S. Congress

When the 114th U.S. Congress starts on Jan. 3 it will mark the first time since 1994 that Republicans hold majorities in both the House and Senate under a Democratic president. A presidential expert and two Congressional scholars predict what will happen this time around.

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UIowa Political Prediction Market Opens for 2016 Trading

The opening bell has rung for the 2016 Iowa Electronic Markets’ presidential and Congressional control markets that give traders the opportunity to buy and sell contracts that will predict the results of the next general election.

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Expert Available to Discuss CIA Response to Senate Intelligence Committee Report

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Villanova U. Political Science Prof. & CIA Expert Available to Discuss CIA Interrogation Report

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Not so Happy Holidays: Could a Possible Government Shutdown Negatively Impact Businesses and Consumers?

The United States Congress has until this Thursday, December 11 to pass a budget bill – if it doesn’t, the nation will be facing another possible government shutdown. That means that right in the middle of the holiday season, businesses and consumers may have to deal with a wide array of potentially negative issues that could overshadow the normally festive holiday season.

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Study Explores Ku Klux Klan’s Impact on U.S. Political System

The Ku Klux Klan’s failure to defeat the black civil rights moment is well documented, but the group’s lesser-known legacy may be its lasting impact on the U.S. political system, according to a new study.

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On Environment, Republicans Closer to Independents Than Tea Party

Environmentalists dispirited by the Republicans’ dominance of the recent midterm elections can take heart: non-Tea Party Republicans’ views on science and environmental issues are closer to those of Independents than to Tea Party supporters. That’s the primary finding of new research published this week in the journal Environmental Politics.

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Immigration Debate Heating Up Today in Washington Between Political Parties

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – In the wake of President Barack Obama’s Executive Action announcement, immigration hearings are happening today in Washington and reigniting a fierce debate on Capitol Hill and across the country about immigration reform and the surrounding legalities of the issue.

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Most American Presidents Destined to Fade From Nation’s Memory, Study Suggests

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American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation's collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, suggests a study on presidential name recall released today by the journal Science.

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U-M Expert Notes That in Ferguson Case, Perceptions Differ Between Whites and Blacks

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