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Poll: Public rates JFK/Reagan as top recent presidents, Trump near bottom

As Americans prepare to celebrate Presidents’ Day, they rate John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan the best of recent chief executives, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics.


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Poll: Some Americans express troubling racial attitudes even as majority oppose white supremacists

A new poll conducted in conjunction with the UVA Center for Politics finds troubling levels of support for certain racially-charged ideas and attitudes frequently expressed by extremist groups.


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UVA Center for Politics to display unreleased Kennedy photos

The UVA Center for Politics will unveil a collection of previously unreleased Kennedy photos at a public event on Wednesday.


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UVA Center for Politics to mark JFK’s 100th birthday with JFK100 Series

The UVA Center for Politics is announcing JFK100, a yearlong series covering the life and legacy of America’s 35th president.


Sabato’s $2 million gift kicks off UVA Center for Politics expansion campaign

Larry Sabato is leading the charge on a fundraising campaign that will bring the vision of UVA founder Thomas Jefferson into the University’s third century.


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Four out of four pollsters lack a clue

Thursday evening at the University of Virginia four expert pollsters performed a dramatic act of self-experimentation.


Sabato announces partnership with iTunes U to host free online course

Prof. Larry J. Sabato’s free online course about President John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and legacy is now available on iTunes U.


Free registration for online politics course from Larry Sabato

Enrollment is now open for Prof. Larry J. Sabato’s free online course about President John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and legacy.


UVa. Center for Politics wins Emmy for ‘Out of Order’

The University of Virginia Center for Politics’ latest documentary, Out of Order, has won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Best Topical Documentary.


UVa. Center for Politics documentary “Out of Order” earns Emmy nomination

The University of Virginia Center for Politics’ latest documentary, Out of Order, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Topical Documentary. The film, which was produced by the Center for Politics and the Community Idea Stations and directed by Paul Tait Roberts, is a 30-minute documentary about political gridlock in Washington, D.C.


New UVa. Center for Politics book examines 2012 election

As President Obama prepares for his second inaugural, the University of Virginia Center for Politics has released the first comprehensive analysis of the 2012 election. Barack Obama and the New America: The 2012 Election and the Changing Face of Politics, published by Rowman and Littlefield, brings together some of the nation’s top academics, analysts and journalists to examine how Obama won a second term and what his victory might mean for the nation’s political future.


Center for Politics to host Afghan leaders

A delegation of government officials from Afghanistan will arrive at the U.Va. Center for Politics on Sunday, July 3 to begin a three-week session focused on foundational principles of democratic governance as well as citizen participation and civic engagement in a democratic society. This U.S.-Afghanistan Professional Partnership Program is part of the Center’s international outreach […]


UVa. Center for Politics book examines midterm shift

The University of Virginia Center for Politics has released its latest book, Pendulum Swing, drawing on the collective wisdom of nearly two dozen of the nation’s top political analysts, journalists, and academics for comprehensive analysis of the 2010 midterm elections and the subsequent policy implications. Looking back at the titanic political shift in Washington, D.C., […]


What does early Perriello money lead mean for November?

You look at the money race in the Fifth District, and it’s no race at all, really. Democrat Tom Perriello has $1.7 million in cash on hand while his Republican opponent, Robert Hurt, has $212,000, according to reports filed by the respective campaigns with the Federal Election Commission. Those numbers are bound to change between […]


I Love The ’90s, Part Two

Are we about to reprise the pendulum swings of the Gingrich-Clinton era?   Report by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Might we see a repeat of 1994 in 2010? The short answer: yes. Next question: Might we then see a repeat of 1996 in 2012? Well, maybe. “For all the trouble Barack Obama’s had lately voters still […]


Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing

Howard Dean, Tim Kaine, Vince Lombardi, and a guy named Phil Bengston Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net When the football team starts losing games, the fan base tends to start getting antsy, and when the losses compound into a losing season, you can start hearing calls for the coach’s head. Politics isn’t unlike football in […]


Butler: Life lessons, and some football

Former UVa. standout, NFL veteran talks politics, civic engagement at WHS Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Without football pads, wearing dress slacks and a light blue Oxford, no tie, Brad Butler could have passed for the high-school government teacher that he basically was for an hour at Waynesboro High School Thursday afternoon. Which isn’t to […]


Democrats: Where do you go from here?

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net You talk to one Democrat, and the party definitely, no question, needs to restrategize toward the middle. The blowback from voters in Massachusetts is an obvious clear signal. The nation isn’t comfortable with the direction things had been headed on health care and the stimulus. Time to pull things […]


UVa., Politico to host conference on ’10 elections

Staff Report Leading journalists, party insiders, and political analysts will share their views on the upcoming 2010 midterm elections at an afternoon conference sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for Politics and Politico. The 11th annual American Democracy Conference will be held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, December 3 from 1-5 […]


Politics Is a Good Thing

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The University of Virginia Center for Politics believes in its founder Larry Sabato’s famous dictum “Politics Is a Good Thing.” This weekend, the Center for Politics will be celebrating “Ten Years of Good Politics.”