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Professor: 'Culture of Corruption' May Not be Voting Issue for All Americans

A Purdue University political science expert cautions Democratic challengers in this year's midterm elections about basing their campaigns on allegations of a "culture of corruption."

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Perception of Corruption as Harmful as Wrongdoing

Americans' perception of government corruption is greater than today's reality, according to Colgate expert Michael Johnston. Nonetheless, if a solid majority of today's citizens holds such views, then the United States has a significant corruption problem.

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Dems to Control House, Forecast Shows

An election forecasting model developed by political scientists at Indiana State University projects Democrats will take control of the U.S. House but not the Senate following 2006 mid-term elections. The model takes into account national as well as state and district level conditions and the attributes of individual candidates.

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Political Ads in Maryland Follow Unusual Path, Say Researchers

A number of political TV ads in Maryland this fall are distinct from those used in other races around the country, using unconventional styles and, so far, less negative content, according to researchers at the University of Maryland.

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Mid-Term Election Sources

Sources from Johns Hopkins on the mid-term elections, including experts who focus on Congress, the presidency, Maryland politics, electronic voting machines, Hispanic voters, and civility in discussing politics with friends and co-workers.

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As Dems Seek to Regain House, Races in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio Could be Key

If the Democratic Party is to regain control of the House of Representatives, key races in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana could make the difference, according to Rowan University political scientist Larry Butler.

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A Guide to Civil Pre-Election Discussions at Work

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Maintaining civility in the workplace is difficult at the best of times, but an approaching Election Day can generate new awkwardness, friction, disagreement and even argument. Civility expert P.M. Forni of Johns Hopkins University has suggestions for avoiding a political standoff in the office.

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As Campaign Season Heats Up, AOTA Advises Candidates to Grip & Grin

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has developed a brochure called "Grip and Grin: Surviving Handshaking On the Campaign Trail", that will help candidates take care of themselves.

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Midterm Elections: Control of House a "Toss-Up," says Forecaster

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The Democratic Party is likely to net 10-16 seats in the House of Representatives as a result of the 2006 midterm elections, according to a forecast by University at Buffalo political scientist James E. Campbell.

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Expert Says Race to Fill Frist's Senate Seat to be a Key Race in South

Timothy S. Huebner, associate professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., says that the race to fill Frist's Senate seat in Tennessee promises to be a key race in the South.







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