Albert R. Hunt

09/14/2016 - 9:00am

    There is talk among Republicans, and some trepidation among Democrats, that Donald Trump could benefit from a silent vote. Although these voters aren't captured by polls, the privacy of a voting booth or a mail-in ballot will allow them to vent their anger and resentments.

    The theory holds that...

09/13/2016 - 9:00am

    Half a century ago, a Republican rode his party's divisions to a presidential nomination by defying its establishment and empowering a populist base. Sen. Barry Goldwater dismayed Republican liberals who thought him extreme and some conservatives who foresaw his landslide defeat.

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09/08/2016 - 5:00pm

    The U.S. presidential campaign seems to have been going on for an eternity. The Labor Day holiday on Sept. 5 marks the start of the final stretch.

    Here are some leading indicators to determine whether Donald...

09/02/2016 - 6:00pm

    Any American political strategist or reporter -- I've been one for more than four decades -- loves the map: That's the electoral map that decides the presidential election every four years.

    Each of...

08/25/2016 - 4:00pm

    Imagine what could happen if Donald Trump hadn't turned the presidential campaign into an argument over who founded Islamic State or whether there should be ideological entrance tests for foreign visitors and immigrants. Then he and Hillary Clinton could have a...

08/19/2016 - 11:00am

    The lunch group in Monessen, Pennsylvania, is evenly divided between Trump supporters and Trump opponents. But the dark mood across the whole room suggests why this working-class town might end up favoring him in November.

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