Smart Charts

State Rep. William Tong, holds his son Alexander with his family during opening session at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Tong is the only Asian-American running for the U.S. Senate this election season from the continental U.S. February 2012. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
November 30, 2012 | Blog

Asian Americans have shifted from supporting Republican candidates to overwhelmingly supporting Democrats. Have conservatives pushed them away? Continue reading

Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, seen with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks at a news conference about the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports at the Treasury Department in Washington. April 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 27, 2012 | Blog
The Kaiser Family Foundation released an analysis yesterday to help state politicians decide whether to participate in the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
A copy of a campaign finance report from the super PAC "Vermonters First." October 2012. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
November 14, 2012 | Blog
Americans across the political spectrum are in favor of scaling back the amount of money going into campaigns.
U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., waves to supporters after making her a victory speech in Madison, Wisconsin. Baldwin defeated former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, to become the nation's first openly gay senator. November 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
November 9, 2012 | Blog
In Tuesday's elections, a record number of women were elected to serve in the Senate -- part of a larger, ongoing shift in the Democratic Party.
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October 31, 2012 | Blog
Year-to-date spending totals for this year's election have exceeded spending for the past six elections combined.
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October 23, 2012 | Blog
What's the percentage of electoral votes that come from states with new voter ID laws? Find out with this New York Times infographic.
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October 20, 2012 | Blog
Covering the candidates' positions on the issues that matter is one thing, but what about the issues that don't.
Traders work in the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. April 2010 (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 15, 2012 | Blog
Wall Street was firmly behind Obama in 2008 -- but this year, the employees of many big banks such as Goldman Sachs have defected to Romney.
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October 3, 2012 | Blog
A New York Times interactive looks at the candidates' gestures and the message they might convey to audiences.
Supporters cheer as first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Hispanic caucus at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. September 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 2, 2012 | Blog
A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center analyzes the voting trends of America's Latino population.
A line of job applicants snakes through a ropeline to attend the CUNY Big Apple Job Fair Friday in New York. March 2009. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 19, 2012 | Blog
The Guardian has a put together a map of the United States showing how different statistical groups are distributed by state.
Elda Cook of the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in Akwesasne, N.Y. has her blood pressure checked by volunteer Susan Jones. May 2007. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
September 11, 2012 | Blog
In the last five years of their lives, many seniors spend all of their assets covering health care costs — and they're on Medicare.
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September 5, 2012 | Blog
Education spending is lower than pre-recession levels in most states.
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August 27, 2012 | Blog
Track what political books people are buying across the country in the run-up to November's election.
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August 21, 2012 | Blog
This smart chart compares the net worth of the presidential candidates, members of Congress and the general public.
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