The most negative advertisements can also be the most informative—and Twitter is empowering female candidates to be more aggressive.
The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying.
Young Americans aren't as disengaged as you might think.
Will the recent incorporation of some working political scientists into legacy media outlets help curb the use of misleading headlines and made-up stories of momentum in campaign coverage?
After the last presidential election, wide-eyed pundits hailed a brave new era of political campaigning, crediting Obama's victory to his team's wizardry with data. The hype was premature. Here's what the story of 2012 really means for the future of politics.
The wisdom of political science says that campaigns don't really matter. So why are campaigns starting to hire political scientists?
The origin of the soundbite can be traced to the 1924 U.S. presidential election, the first one ever covered heavily by a broadcast medium, radio.
The next generation of political fact checking will offer humor and quicker turnarounds without further propagating the underlying deception.
A new measurement using Google search terms creates an “infamy index” for politicians and finds that being infamous helps in fundraising.
In an end run around the "Citizens United" Supreme Court decision it disliked, the Obama administration is considering having all federal contractors disclose their political donations.
The Wesleyan Media Project has studied the glut of U.S. midterm congressional TV ads and determined we've set a new low in negativity — and perhaps a new high in information.
Mudslinging may get results for campaigns, but new research suggests that these negatively tailored messages should not be delivered in person.