The outcome of the 2020 presidential election is in the hands of those voters lucky enough to live in a battleground state -- but some battleground states are more crucial than others.
When Democratic presidential candidates appeal to Latino voters, white Democrats become less supportive, a study finds.
Federal legislators embroiled in a financial or sex scandal receive much more money from donors and generally win re-election — if the scandal garners national media attention, research finds.
New research suggests the U.S. Supreme Court lost public support in recent decades partly because TV news coverage has tended to frame its decisions as political or insincere.
Privacy engineer Dipayan Ghosh offers tips to help journalists improve their coverage of data security and privacy issues, including the GDPR.
Police officers rarely used force to apprehend and detain criminal suspects and, when they did, most suspects were not injured, finds a study of three city police departments.
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A new study suggests political candidates may win slightly more support from bilingual Latinos if they speak Spanish in their ads. But they stand to lose significant support from voters who only speak English.
New research contradicts claims media organizations and political commentators have made about unusually high levels of political involvement among the public in 2016.
Resourceful journalists know how a birth, marriage or death certificate can yield good leads. We explain how to find these vital records.
Claims of election fraud were a prominent feature in the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. He repeatedly warned that the election would be “stolen” from him. We look at the research and find fraud is more often spin than fact.