Dumb Things Election Tracker

Dumb Things Election Tracker Do you remember all of the presidential campaign’s most jaw-dropping, head-scratching, unbelievable moments? As the race heated up so did the scandals. Controversies that irked the electorate in the spring seem downright tame compared to the almost daily blunders and unearthed skeletons that October brought.

Jolie vs. Pitt

Jolie vs. Pitt

Brangelina is breaking up. And people are taking sides.

In September Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, breaking up the twleve year romance and citing (surprise!) “irreconcilable differences.” Soon after, rumors surfaced that the split was due to differences in parenting styles and that Pitt had been “verbally abusive” and “physical” with their oldest son on a private plane ride. Since then, Pitt has refuted the severity of the allegations and any investigation into the claim seems to have reached a dead end. Several high profile entertainers have weighed in.


Follow the 2016 Presidential Election

Follow the 2016 Presidential Election Do you remember way back to March 23, 2015 when Ted Cruz was the first to announce his candidacy for president? A lot has happened in the last 19 months! This timeline includes major election events — when candidates entered and left the race, primary and caucus dates, national conventions, debates and the final election day.

SNL Loves an Election Year

SNL Loves an Election Year Donald Trump may not like it, but NBC’s Saturday Night Live has been mining material from American politics for decades. In the lead-up to a presidential election, Americans tune in. A deep bench of SNL cast members have lent their talent or launched their careers impersonating politicians. The list includes comedic legends Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, and Phil Hartman as well as contemporary icons Tina Fey, Darrell Hammond, Kate McKinnon and, most recently, Alec Baldwin.

U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Declining

U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Declining Unauthorized immigration has been a hot-button issue for the 2016 Presidential Election ever since Donald Trump made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants in his June 2015 presidential announcement speech. The subsequent noise on the issue has relegated one important fact to the background – the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States has been declining since 2009 according to data analyzed by the Pew Research Center.