Election 2016: Mitchell McKinney, MU Expert, Says First GOP Debate Was Helpful

On Thursday, August 6, the first Republican presidential primary debate was held in Cleveland, Ohio. Now, Mitchell S. McKinney, professor of political communication at the University of Missouri, and a nationally and internationally recognized scholar of presidential debates, offers his remarks on the debate.

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Election 2016: 24 People, $65.6 Million: Who Is Doling Out the Dough for Pro-Clinton Super PACs

Hillary Clinton

Money and politics, the push-pull in every election shifted dramatically in 2010 when super PACs entered the fray, courtesy the Supreme Court Case Citizens United v. FEC. Citizens United v. FEC. The new setup has political prognosticators anticipating a presidential election that costs upwards of $5 billion.

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MTP SUNDAY EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Brown On Hillary Clinton Emails: “It’s Almost Like A Vampire”

California Gov. Jerry Brown spoke with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd today, addressing the email controversy plaguing Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign: "It's almost like a vampire.  She's going to have to find a stake and put it right through the heart of these emails in some way."

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Election 2016: The Sifting Continues

 

The 2016 Presidential politics continue the shifting process as both parties firm up the potential candidates. The Democratic Party, still dominated by Hillary Clinton, is waiting as Vice President Biden has reiterated his feelings over the possibility of a Presidential run.

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Election 2016: How This Guy You’ve Never Heard of Could Shake Up the Presidential Race

Gary Johnson

The 2016 election is all about frustration — with politics, with people running for office, with Democrats and Republicans alike. Irritation with politics as usual fueled the rise of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and sustained Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ so-called political revolution deep into the Democratic Party’s primary.

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HL Opinion: Bernie Bros and Vagina Voters - Is Democratic Unity Possible?

Like many Bernie fans, now that our man has finally given in and endorsed "that woman," I'm working today on feeling that old "unity" thing that Hillary's supporters have been talking about ever since they prematurely wrote the writing on the wall our side was supposed to have read over a month ago.

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The Impact Governors Have on the Abortion Laws in Their States

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Although legalized since the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, abortion is far from a settled issue in the United States. While the topic pops up on the national level as a rallying cry during presidential debates and campaigns, the real action takes place on the state level.

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Election 2016: The Democratic Convention by the Numbers

Hillary Clinton

The Democratic National Convention kicks off its four-day meeting on Monday, July 25, just a few days after the dust settled on the Republicans’ respective gathering. Democrats will rally the faithful in Philadelphia, finalizing their presidential nominee as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and marking the first time a woman will sit at the top of the ticket for a major political party.

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Election 2016: 25 Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

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Sen. Marco Rubio has been in politics since 2000, when he was first voted into the Florida House of Representatives during a special election. That means political reporters have been tracking Rubio since he was 28, from his years in the state House to his first term in the U.S. Senate.

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Election 2016: Get To Know Hillary's VP Choice Tim Kaine (Cheat Sheet)

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It's official -- America has its general election tickets. Last week, Hillary Clinton tapped Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, bringing a swing-state centrist to the first woman-led presidential ticket for a major party. As a level-headed moderate, Kaine stands out in an election that's set both parties on fire with impassioned rhetoric and talk of political revolutions. The country will meet him during his prime-time speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Election 2016: 25 Things You Need to Know About Ted Cruz

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may be best known for his anti-Obamacare Senate speech that lasted over 21 hours and included a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham” (more on that later). But the fiery first-term senator played the politics game long before he trounced his establishment-backed rival, former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in the Republican Senate primary in 2012.

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Election 2016: 25 Things to Know About Hillary Clinton

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Like many of the pacesetters in this cycle's presidential race, you either love her or you hate her. Hillary Clinton, the leading hopeful for the Democratic nomination, has an extensive résumé that encompasses a tenure as the U.S. Secretary of State, a senator representing New York, and the first lady of both the United States and Arkansas.

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Election 2016: The Presidential Candidates Winning the Twitter Race

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Although Twitter isn't the end-all-be-all metric of influence, it can provide a number of insights regarding public opinion. Who are people interested in? Whose rhetoric has the greatest reach? Who are people engaged with? At the very least, a candidate can stay on voters’ minds using this tool.

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Election 2016: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Hold Strong Leads in South Carolina Polls

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The 2016 presidential race has been a raucous affair from the get-go, and recent events proved the trend will likely continue throughout the primary process. Despite resounding victories in the New Hampshire primary last week for contrarian candidates on either side of the aisle — Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders both won by double digits — a pair of feisty debates proved the nomination fight won’t be wrapping up anytime soon.

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Election 2016 Emerson College Polls: Emerson Map Shows Many Tight Races But a Lopsided Win for Clinton in the Electoral College

Amidst a general tightening race in key battleground states and a pattern of Democratic and Republican voters coming home to the major-party candidates, Emerson College Polling is predicting that Hillary Clinton will win the Electoral College by a landslide, 323-215.

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  • Hidden Figures Review - Four Stars! Amazing Bio-Pic Highlights Three Unsung True Life Heroes

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    Hidden Figures, from FOX 2000 Pictures and Chernin Entertainment, presents the story of three brilliant African American women, the best minds in the computer section, who worked for NASA during segregation and the launch of the space program.

     
  • Rocketman Review – Amazing, Shocking, Real and Raw

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    Rocketman, from Paramount Pictures, brings to the screen a fantastical biographical journey of Elton John as he finds himself early and the fated ordained meeting with Bernie Taupin, of one of the most prolific singer-songwriting teams in history.

     
  • Mile 22 Review - An Action Packed Race Against Time CIA Thriller

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    Mile 22, from STX Entertainment, brings to the screen a contemporary, high tech espionage story focusing on a special active CIA team traveling the globe answering the call when hot situations threaten the safety and security of America.

     
  • Robert The Bruce Review – Convincing, An Impressive, Attention-Grabbing Period Piece

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    Robert The Bruce, from Screen Media Films, brings to the screen the story of Scotland’s fight for freedom against England’s powerful army, of hopelessness after repeated defeats, despair, sacrifice, determination, and the cost of freedom and independence.

     
  • Submission Review – Engaging, Captures The Intensity of The Gen X Pursuit

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    Submission, from Mighty Engine and Great Point Media, presents the story of angst, desire and hope as the world of two writers collide at a small northeastern college, where life is routine, dull, mundane and full of stoic academics.

     
  • Juliet, Naked Review - Charming Romantic Comedy About Love in the Modern Age

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    Juliet, Naked, from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, presents a quirky story of internet romance as a reclusive rocker, his biggest fan and his girlfriend, find the lost art of sincere writing becomes the passion that pulls them together.

     
  • San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival 2018 – Five Reasons To Attend

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    With only one more day for gastro-maniacs to enjoy the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival there is still a cornucopia of flavor-fueled activities poised to satiate the hearts, minds and palates of San Diego foodies.

     
  • Uptown & Downtown Book Review – A Trip through Old Skool NYC Graffiti Art

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    Uptown & Downtown, from Schiffer Books, brings to the page what once humiliated politicians, mortified strap hangers, embarrassed tourists, and finally become persecuted by police who counted the artist criminal, of course, we’re talking about NYC Graffiti art.

     
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer Review – Shocking, Surprising, A Hitchcockian Thriller

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    The Killing of a Sacred Deer, from A24, presents a shocking dramatic thriller as the family of Dr. Steven Murphy, a renown cardiovascular surgeon, becomes the sacrifice in a satanic pawn brought on by the death of a patient.

     
  • SF Theatre: 42nd Street Moon Announces Exclusive Two Performance Engagement of "Titanic The Musical" September 7 – 8, 2019

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    San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) announces the cast and creative team for the upcoming concert presentation of the Tony Award-winning TITANIC, showcasing 70 of the Bay Area's best singers and musicians. 

     
  • Kingsmen: Golden Circle Review – Unbridled Wild West Meets British Reserve

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    Kingsmen: Golden Circle, from 20th Century Fox Films and Marv Films, presents a brawling, roadhouse, wild west clash with suited British reserve for a cataclysmic explosion of gismo's, gadgets, big guns, trick roping, whiskey shooters and world class action.

     
  • Ford v. Ferrari Review – Palpable Emotion, Hard Charging Racing Film, A Sure Winner

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    Ford v. Ferrari, from Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, presents the true story of Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles, and how they would build a Ford to race against Ferrari at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

     
  • Helpful Hints For The Procrastinating Gardener

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    Oh woe is me, the plans I had, the desires, the ultimate idea, to show those pesky neighbors, the ones who look down their nose at my yard. The ones, who laughed at my attempts to grow grass, bloom a rose bush and my innovative ideas for lawn care.

     
  • Massive Winter Storm Helena Marches Across Country; Nine Inches of Snow Expected in Raleigh-Durham; NFL Wildcard Forecast

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    A substantial winter blast is moving across much of the nation packing impressive snow totals, socking the eastern seaboard with a deep freeze, blanketing the South with sheets of ice and sending The Carolina's into a State of Emergency.

     
  • 100 European Graffiti Artists Book Review – Vivid, Pop Art Meets New Wave Surrealism

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    100 European Graffiti Artists, from author Frank "Steam 156" Malt and Schiffer Publishing, takes the reader on an imaginative journey through the many countries across Europe where Graffiti, once thought of as street art, is now celebrated.