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A Trump Twist? Environment Over Economy in Michigan

Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers.

– Michigan State University

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Make Independence at Home Permanent Program

Serving some of our nation’s most vulnerable elders, the Independence at Home (IAH) Medicare demonstration is a targeted, proven, bipartisan success backed by decades of evidence and offers the promise of significant savings if converted from a dem...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

To Improve Our Political Climate, Change the Questions We Ask

Our fractured political climate in the United States might be made worse by how we approach difficult problems, researchers say in the journal Science.A team of political scientists suggests rather than asking citizens “What do you want,” questio...

– Ohio State University


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Study Shows Expanding Conflict-of-Interest Problem in Congress

From 2005 to 2010, the average S&P 500 firm had seven members of Congress who owned stock in the firm, and some companies had closer to 100 members owning stock, according to a new study co-authored by a management professor at the University of Arka...

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Journal of Management

Hassell Finds Absentee Vote-by-Mail Efforts Have Little Impact

Cornell College Professor of Politics Hans Hassell worked with a Republican Party organization in Minnesota to see if it increased electoral participation, and found absentee vote-by-mail efforts have little impact.

– Cornell College

Research & Politics, Feb. 1, 2017

Study Shows U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Are More Likely to Forgo Preventive Health Care

More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings. Yet, despite this advantage, many are not utilizing them and are contributing to this nation’s...

– Florida Atlantic University

Preventive Medicine

University of Alabama Researchers: Political Identity More Complex Than Traditional Labels

Researchers at surveyed nearly 1,300 people nationwide to determine how political identity is rooted. What they found was counter-intuitive: political identities correspond to different policy positions – and different voting behaviors – dependin...

– University of Alabama

PLOS One, Feb-2017

Americans Divided on Obamacare Repeal, Poll Finds

As House Republicans labor to define a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), public support for the 2010 legislation is at an all-time high, according to a national survey taken in January by researchers at Washington University in...

– Washington University in St. Louis

New Religious Movements Often Test Boundaries of the First Amendment

A University of Kansas researcher who studies new and alternative religious movements in the United States said these questions repeatedly follow organizers of new religious movements, and these cases often test the boundaries of the First Amendment....

– University of Kansas

Religion and Politics in the U. S., ed. Barbara A. McGraw (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

First 100 Days: FSU Expert Explains Significanceof President’s Early Days in Office

During the first 100 days of any presidential administration, national political coverage is often dominated by pundits sounding off about the ways a president discharges his executive duties. Carol Weissert, the Florida State University LeRoy Collin...

Expert Available

– Florida State University


NU Votes Launches 2017 Evanston Municipal Election Guide

NU Votes, a non-partisan initiative of the Northwestern Center for Civic Engagement, has launched a new online 2017 Evanston Municipal Election Guide to inform students about the upcoming local primary and general elections.

– Northwestern University

IU School of Global and International Studies Convening America's Role in the World Conference

The second annual America’s Role in the World conference at Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies in Bloomington will address pressing global issues facing the new U.S. administration, the nation and world.

– Indiana University

Expert Pitch

Expert Perspectives Available on Trump Administration

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

What Would Repeal of Affordable Care Act Mean in NC?

– Wake Forest University

Clean Water Regulations in Balance Have Actually Led to Profits, Research Has Shown

– University of Kansas

Sessions’ Deception on Russia Echoes Bill Clinton’s Lies on Lewinsky

– Cornell University

Three Myths about Latino Immigrants That It’s Time to Bust

– George Washington University

WashU Expert: Trump and GOP Face Catch-22 Trying to Alter ACA

– Washington University in St. Louis

Trump's Military Spending Plan "An Appeal to Emotion, Not Reason" — Expert Analysis by Former National Intelligence Official

– Temple University

Arizona State University Researcher Available to Comment on Immigration Detention Centers

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Trump’s Immigration ‘Compromise’ Ignores Basic Economics

– Cornell University

Virginia Tech Expert on Gerrymandering Available to Discuss Supreme Court Ruling

– Virginia Tech

A Political Reset, or to Play to His Base: Researcher Available to Discuss Trump’s First Address to Congress

– Georgia State University

West Virginia University Expert: Trump Speech Likely to Be Short on Health Care Details

– West Virginia University

UNH Experts Available to Talk About Key Topics in New Administration

– University of New Hampshire

Expert Available to Comment on March 8 International Women’s Day Rally for Economic Justice

– Virginia Tech

Former Political Speechwriters Can Discuss Presidential Address; GW Experts on Presidential Rhetoric

– George Washington University

ARVO Is the First Medical Research Organization to Support the March for Science; Doctors and Scientists Serving People Through Their Sight

– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)





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