Louis Jacobson is the senior correspondent at PolitiFact, the fact-checking website that is part of the Tampa Bay Times of Florida. He is also senior author of the Almanac of American Politics 2016 and was a contributing writer for the 2000 and 2004 editions. For Governing, Jacobson has written a...
As the nation heads into a midterm election in which some three dozen states will vote for governor, it's a good time to remember just how important finding the right gubernatorial candidate can be for a party's chances statewide. Getting stuck with a weak gubernatorial candidate doesn't mean simply ceding the governor's race. It also impacts fundraising, media attention and, even more important, turnout on Election Day. In other words, a weak candidate hurts down-ballot candidates too.
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As North Korea continues to try the West’s patience with a series of nuclear and missile tests, President Donald Trump is touting the success of tightening sanctions against the rogue nation. Referring to a conversation he had with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, Trump tweeted on Sept. 17, "I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!" Is it true that there are "long gas lines forming in North Korea"?
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Selecting a term
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