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May 18, 2013
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The politics of climate change

U.S. residents who believe in the scientific consensus on global warming are more likely to support government action to curb emissions, regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat, according to a study led by a Michigan State University sociologist. … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
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Congress Works Better Than Many Think, New Research Shows

The perception of Congress as a gridlocked institution where little happens is overblown, according to new research by scholars at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Washington. And the way much of Congress’ work gets done is … Continue reading

November 1, 2012
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The Fed and Interest Rates: Biased Toward the GOP?

ANN ARBOR — With the elections less than a week away, it’s worth considering that the party of the president influences the policy behavior of the Federal Reserve Bank, according to a new University of Michigan study. The Federal Reserve … Continue reading

October 22, 2012
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UA’s Kate Kenski Tracks Election Through Talking Points, Tweets

Kate Kenski, an associate professor in the UA communication department, is studying the 2012 election using talking points, Twitter feeds and also jokes. Election season is to politics-watchers as tax season is to accountants. There are polls to follow, debates … Continue reading

October 4, 2012
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Obama, Romney supporters: R-E-S-P-E-C-T (just a little bit)

ANN ARBOR— It’s a common refrain during the political season—Republicans and Democrats talk past one another. They claim they live in different universes or come from different species, with little hope for extending empathy across the political aisle. But University … Continue reading

September 29, 2012
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Browser Plug-in Helps People Balance Their Political News Reading Habits

As the U.S. presidential election approaches, many voters become voracious consumers of online political news. A tool by a University of Washington researcher tracks whether all those articles really provide a balanced view of the debate – and, if not, … Continue reading

September 28, 2012
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The GOP Has a Feminine Face, UCLA Study Finds

At least when it comes to female politicians, perhaps you can judge a book by its cover, suggest two UCLA researchers who looked at facial features and political stances in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Female politicians with stereotypically feminine … Continue reading

September 17, 2012
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Late-Night Comedy Television Increases Political Discussion

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The jokes by late-night comedy television hosts can be just as effective as regular political news in spurring discussion among viewers, a new University of Michigan study shows. In addition, political candidates could help their campaigns with … Continue reading