Kathleen Falk, one of the regional directors for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is likely looking at a job change soon — her job is a political appointment under President Barack Obama's administration. But she had a strikingly sunny outlook about the future of the Affordable Care Act.
The 2016 presidential election marked the first for which Wisconsin's voter ID rule in place, and turnout hit record lows. UW-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs professor Ken Mayer will study turnout in Milwaukee and Madison to learn more about the requirement's role in elections.
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As Republicans take control of both the White House and Congress, and vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment for a new year is beginning. U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services regional director Kathleen Falk discusses the future of the health insurance marketplace.
Few people would consider Wisconsin an ethnically diverse state, unless they're considering various strains of European ancestry. That is factually correct, but Wisconsin has seen many waves of change over the years.
In the world of political polling, the Marquette University Law School Poll is considered the best in Wisconsin. When a new poll is released with a new round of results, political journalists across the state avidly follow it and tweet it out point-by-point.
Donald Trump's win in the 2016 presidential election shocked pollsters, who had calculated leads for Hillary Clinton for the vast majority of the campaign season. Marquette Law School Poll director Charles Franklin discusses what might have polling strategies might have missed.
As the nation woke up to a new president-elect on Nov. 9, Kathy Cramer was as stunned as just about anyone who analyzes U.S. politics for a living, and especially those people with confidence in the accuracy of public opinion polls.
Hmong refugees fleeing war in Vietnam and Laos began arriving in the United States in 1976 — many of them after fighting alongside Americans in the Vietnam War, or losing loved ones in that conflict Over the ensuing four decades, Wisconsin has become home to the nation's third-largest Hmong population following California and Minnesota.
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Wisconsin has a history of being a battleground state in presidential elections, but is it really a battle when one candidate doesn't show up and still never trails in the polls? A timeline of 2016 presidential campaign visits highlights the state of the race in Wisconsin.
For many Upper Midwesterners in the 21st century, not much could seem more familiar than the marks of Scandinavian influence on regional culture. But there was a time in North American history when Norwegians, Swedes and Danes were considered peculiar outsiders.