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Article ID: 524675

Online Activism May Make the Difference on Election Day

University of Washington

Mobilizing on the Web is becoming a key tool for national campaigns, particularly in tight races, researchers find.

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25-Oct-2006 6:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 524667

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

Purdue University

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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25-Oct-2006 5:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 524610

Perception of Corruption as Harmful as Wrongdoing

Colgate University

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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24-Oct-2006 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 524485

Dems to Control House, Forecast Shows

Indiana State University

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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19-Oct-2006 6:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 524284

Political Ads in Maryland Follow Unusual Path, Say Researchers

University of Maryland, College Park

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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12-Oct-2006 5:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 524227

Mid-Term Election Sources

Johns Hopkins University

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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11-Oct-2006 6:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 524054

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

Rowan University

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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4-Oct-2006 8:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 524032

A Guide to Civil Pre-Election Discussions at Work

Johns Hopkins University

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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4-Oct-2006 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 523953

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

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

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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2-Oct-2006 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 523793

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

University at Buffalo

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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26-Sep-2006 7:45 PM EDT
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