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National Politics|By Amy Walter, May 19, 2016

Americans are angry, say the cable TV pundits and armchair political observers. They are angry at a dysfunctional Washington, DC. Angry at the out-of-touch political class. Angry at an out-of-control bureaucracy. The only problem with this argument is that, well, Americans aren’t actually any angrier at government today than they were a year ago, or even four years ago. In fact, according to...

National Politics|By David Wasserman, May 17, 2016

When most people think of battleground America, they think of Florida and Ohio, two of only three states (along with Nevada) that have voted for the winner of every presidential election since 1996. They tend not to think of Pennsylvania as a classic “swing state” — it has voted for the Democrat in every election since 1992, and it didn’t even crack the top 10 in 2012 campaign ad spending.

National Politics |By Charlie Cook, May 17, 2016

This story was originally published on nationaljournal.com on May 12, 2016.

National Politics|By Frances Lee, May 16, 2016

"We exchanged differences on a number of things," said Speaker Paul Ryan after his meeting with soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. "There are policy disputes that we will have. There is no two ways about it. Plenty of Republicans disagree with one another on policy disputes."

National Politics|By Amy Walter, May 11, 2016

Talk to many voters these days and you get an exasperated response to the question of who they are voting for this November. “I just can’t vote for Hillary,” they’ll say, “but, Trump? ugh! No way.” There are as many who say the reverse. To be sure, there are pockets of Trump and Clinton loyalists and cheerleaders eager to support their candidate this fall. But, many voters are resigned to the...

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