This Week’s Big Political Story That Went Almost Entirely Unnoticed
August 30, 2012

The thousands of reporters who departed the nation’s capital to cover the Republican National Convention in Florida have done an admirable job covering an important political event. But a big story taking place in the national media’s own backyard, one arguably even more important than the convention, slipped by almost entirely unnoticed: the federal court case pitting South Carolina against the Department of Justice over the state’s controversial Voter ID law.

Meet 5 Up-and-Comers Showcased at the GOP Convention
August 28, 2012

Meet the newcomers in the RNC lineup, including a former Hooters promoter and a GOP governor who's slyly leaving the door for Obamacare funds.

Tampa May Have Hurricanes, But It Also Has Swing Voters
August 28, 2012

With Orlando trending Democratic, Tampa is the only big swing region left in America's most famous swing state.

Daily Breakdown: National Polls Show A Tight Race; Isaac Update
August 27, 2012

Isaac threatens the rest of the RNC with a landfall near New Orleans.

Isaac's New Threat To The RNC
August 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac could have charged at Tampa, but it didn’t. Instead, Isaac moved further west into the Gulf of Mexico. So although the risk posed by Isaac was enough to cancel the first day of the RNC, the reporters, delegates, and politicians gathered in Tampa will only need to deal with Isaac's gusty outer rain-bands.

An Early Electoral College Guide: Which States Will and Won't Matter in 2012
August 26, 2012

2012 is shaping up as an election in which the winner may earn victory not by virtue of winning the most votes, but on account of the Electoral College. If one candidate enjoys a popular vote edge of 2 percentage points or more, there’s virtually no chance that the other candidate will achieve a majority of the electoral votes.

Daily Breakdown: Likely Voter Screens Boost Romney
August 24, 2012

Fox News and CNN have surveys showing Romney making gains after shifting to a likely voter model. That’s utterly predictable, but the size of Romney’s gains is more interesting.

The Definitive Guide to the Medicare Debate
August 22, 2012

My best effort to cut through the Romney-Ryan doublespeak on Medicare and explain what they really want.

Weatherblogging: Tropical Storm Isaac Threatens To Disrupt RNC
August 22, 2012

Electionate puts on his weatherman hat and explains how a hurricane might get in the way of the RNC—and how Cuba might save the convention.

Daily Breakdown: Bad Polls and Romney's Cash
August 20, 2012

Not much of a change in the polls, but Romney's cash advantage looms over the horizon