By firing Corey Lewandowski, Trump may be trying to reset his campaign and to placate a concerned Republican establishment. But it's largely Trump, not his staff, who's responsible for the state of his campaign.
Normally, the two major parties engage in presidential campaign tactics that largely mirror each other in things like staffing and ad spending. This time academics get to observe something very different.
Trump's confidence in his ability to reverse what he sees as America's decline is one of the main reasons he won the GOP nomination. But it departs from a tradition of expressing humility while campaigning.
Donald Trump’s extraordinary victory in the Republican presidential primaries was due in part to the way he communicates. His words, his gestures, his emphasis – all are uniquely suited to the pace of our social-media saturated age.
An FBI probe found no 'willful mishandling' of data. But FBI Director Comey sharply criticized the former secretary of State – and the issue follows other incidents in which Clinton's behavior has stirred controversy.
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A little girl on the convention floor wearing a Bernie Sanders hat holds a USA sign as she listens to speakers on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Building a wall is one of Donald Trump's big applause lines. But why? Some research surveys suggest that many Trump followers aren’t so much anti-Hispanic as they are worried about the perceived effect of immigration on their culture and pocketbooks.
By criticizing their presumptive nominee, House Speaker Ryan and Senate majority leader McConnell know they’re hurting Trump. But they may be calculating that he'll lose anyway unless he improves as a candidate.
Historically, a vital part of the US presidency is forging relationships with other world leaders. And the going isn't necessarily easier there than it is with the news media – a group that seems to rattle Donald Trump.
For all the emphasis on Bernie Sanders's democratic socialism, ideology isn't what most sets apart his voters from backers of Hillary Clinton. The biggest split between the camps may be over party identification.