Midnight In The Desert — presidential campaign

Why Trump and Clinton Voters Won't Switch: It's in Their Brains

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Why Trump and Clinton Voters Won't Switch: It's in Their Brains

To win the White House, candidates in the presidential race will need to change minds. Bernie Sanders may try converting Hillary Clinton’s superdelegates to gain the Democratic nomination. If frontrunner Clinton gets it, she and Republican Donald Trump will need to win over reluctant voters who supported their competitors. And to change opinions, candidates will have to contend with neurobiology. Scientists say there’s a tension in the brain between responding to new information and resisting overwhelming amounts of conflicting data—and the latter can prevent opinion change. Altering opinion depends on using different psychological methods tailored to different types of belief,...

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The Time Traveler Running For President Of The United States

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The Time Traveler Running For President Of The United States

Just when you thought the U.S. presidential campaign couldn’t get any more strange … a time traveler has announced his candidacy and bases his platform on seeing Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address as well has his knowledge of what’s going to happen in 2054. Top that, Donald Trump! The man is Andrew Basiago, a lawyer who claims his time traveling occurred in the 1970s when he was a young boy and participated in “Project Pegasus,” an alleged secret U.S. government program under DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) They trained children along with adults so they could test the...

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There's Still Time to Get Presidential Candidates to Focus on Science

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There's Still Time to Get Presidential Candidates to Focus on Science

With just seven months until the 2016 presidential election, ScienceDebate continues working toward a televised and live-streamed presidential debate on science policy. ScienceDebate is now calling for final public input on the next set of questions to candidates. This means we're counting on you to submit questions or vote on existing ones between now and April 12. We are not interested in quizzing the candidates on facts they remember from high school, but instead we'd like to find out what their policies would look like if elected to office. In 2008 and 2012, President Obama, Senator McCain and Governor Romney...

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Hillary’s campaign manager discusses UFOs on Las Vegas news program

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Hillary’s campaign manager discusses UFOs on Las Vegas news program

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager, John Podesta, is an advocate for the release of government files regarding UFOs. Over the past few months he has tweeted about his interests. However, many suspected his comments were made in jest. Podesta was recently asked about his UFO interests on KLAS 8 News Now and whether he has discussed the topic with Clinton, and says he is still very interested in the declassification of UFO documents. Podesta was interview by KLAS political reporter Steve Sebelius, and the interview was featured in a story on the KLAS website co-written by KLAS reporter George Knapp....

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