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Newswise Special Wire
Friday, July 15, 2016

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Newswise Special Wire: 2016 Elections

News and Experts on the 2016 Elections in all subjects

@UMich Peter Jacobson: What Are the Legal Implications of Appealing #AffordableCareAct?

– University of Michigan

Political Expert in Sacramento Available to Talk All Things Election 2016

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– California State University, Sacramento

Political Scientists in Cleveland During Republican National Convention (RNC)

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– Case Western Reserve University

Todd Eberly, "One of the Most Influential Voices in Maryland Politics" by 'Campaigns and Elections Magazine' Can Speak to the Media

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– St. Mary's College of Maryland

@umisrcps Vincent Hutchings: The Conventions Seek to Galvanize the Party Base

– University of Michigan

@umisrcps Josh Pasek: With the Social Media Rise, the Parties May Find It Hard to Fully Control the Messaging Environment During Convention

– University of Michigan

@umisr Political Expert Michael Traugott: Conventions Will Offer Contrasting Views; Undecided Voters Will Learn More About Each Candidate

– University of Michigan

@Umisrcps @Arthurlupia: Sen. Bernie Sanders' Unconditional Support of Clinton During & After the Convention Will Be Important

– University of Michigan

@Michigandebate Aaron Kall: R-Convention Will Be a Watershed Moment for Trump. Clinton Can Use D-Convention to Win Over Undecided Voters

– University of Michigan

Experts Available to Comment on Current Political News

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– Stony Brook University

Prof Joel Goldstein - Foremost Expert on Vice Presidency Available to Weigh in on VP Picks. Seasoned Media Vet and Author on Vice Presidency

– Saint Louis University

@UMich Richard Hirth discusses the economics of health insurance @UMichiganNews

– University of Michigan

Study Shows Stark Differences in How Conservatives, Liberals Value Empirical Data

A University of Alabama-led study surveyed participants in the Deep South and West Coast on the opportunity to view novel data on three topics - two of which were political - but weren't told of the results or who commissioned the studies. Researchers found conservatives were less interested in the data.

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Journal of Research in Personality, Aug. 2016

– University of Alabama

Boredom Can Lead to More Extreme Political Views

Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London and the University of Limerick.

European Journal of Social Psychology

– King's College London

Religiosity Diminishes Conservative Opposition to Eco-Friendly Buying

Some people have perceived that the combination of religion and political conservatism exacerbates environmental concerns in the United States. But researchers from Rice University and Baruch College have found evidence that religious identification and belief in a god dampen the otherwise strong negative effect that political conservatism typically has on whether people make purchasing decisions with concern for the environment in mind.

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– Rice University

Baldwin Wallace University Students Gearing Up to Experience Democracy in Action at the RNC

Baldwin Wallace University students are preparing to plug into the highly anticipated Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, which features insurgent candidate Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee. Nine BW students will be embedded the Ohio Republican Party’s Official Honorary Delegate Program, while another 13 BW students will join 125 students from colleges across the country to attend The Washington Center (TWC) Academic Convention Seminar. BW is home base for TWC’s two-week immersive convention experience.

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– Baldwin Wallace University

What Does Brexit Mean for Global Trade, the Economy, and the U.S. Election? Chicago Booth Experts Weigh In.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

U-M Experts Available to Discuss Health Issues and Policies at Presidential Conventions

– University of Michigan

Politics in a World of Inequality

The 24th World Congress of Political Science, organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) will take place in Poznań (Poland) between July 23 and 28, 2016 at the Poznań Congress Center and Adam Mickiewicz University.

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– Concordia University

Tufts University Experts Available for Comment on Political Conventions, Related Issues

– Tufts University

Political Conventions: U-M Experts Available

– University of Michigan

Trump Picks Pence: Indiana Experts Available

Faculty from the University of Indianapolis Department of History and Political Science can offer a Hoosier perspective on the selection and its state and national impact.

Expert(s) available

– University of Indianapolis

Terrorism Expert Raza Ahmad Rumi Available to Comment on Nice Attack

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– Ithaca College

Tim Kaine’s “Sterling Reputation” Could Help Clinton with Image Restoration Says Virginia Tech Expert Bob Denton

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– Virginia Tech

Report Points to Racial Disparities in Nearly All Forms of Political Participation in California

Latinos and Asian Americans are the least likely to have a say in California’s politics, during election cycles and year round. That is one of the key findings of a new report by Advancement Project and the UC Riverside School of Public Policy.

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– University of California, Riverside

Trump’s V Pick Would Be His First Traditional Move, Says Iowa State Expert

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– Iowa State University

New Book by Wellesley College Political Scientist Holds Answers to How the Presidential Primary’s Populist Explosion Will Transform the General Election

As the author of the recently published Populism’s Power: Radical Grassroots Democracy in America, Wellesley College's Laura Grattan can articulate how intensified appeals to "rule by the people"—from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders—have transformed our political landscape and what it means for the future.

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Expert(s) available

– Wellesley College

Political Pitfalls in Handling Ebola May Carry Over to Zika

If the United States responds to Zika the way it did to Ebola—and early indications are that in many ways it is—the country can expect missteps brought about by a lack of health care coordination and a lot of political finger pointing, according to an analysis by the University of Michigan.

– University of Michigan

UT Texas Politics Poll: A Vote for Trump is a Vote Against Clinton

Texas voters support businessman Donald Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, though large portions of each candidates’ supporters describe their choice as a vote against the opposing candidate rather than a vote in favor of their chosen candidate, according to the latest poll conducted by The University of Texas at Austin.

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– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

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