On Tuesday, the Senate voted narrowly to begin debate on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. But Republican leaders suffered a setback just hours later when their plan to replace the health law was defeated. The events are another illustration of the “deep divide” in Congress, said political science professors Thomas Vicino and John Portz.
After weeks of intense public speculation, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton introduced their vice presidential candidates. That got us wondering how presidential hopefuls select their running mates and whether those selections typically impact elections. Here, Bill Crotty, professor emeritus and an expert on presidential politics, examines those questions.