The Almanac of American Politics remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied on by everyone invested or interested in politics. Highly regarded for its in-depth analysis and comprehensive profiles of every congressional district, state, governor and member of Congress, The Almanac is the tool you need to better understand the people and places shaping the issues that matter to you. The 2012 edition includes:
- Michael Barone's overview of the 2010 midterm election and implications for 2012;
- In-depth profiles and photographs of the governors, senators and House members;
- More than 60 state and congressional district maps and updated demographic information from the 2010 census, including economic, social, political, geographical and historical data;
- Essential political intelligence such as voting records, interest group ratings and primary and general election results;
- A statistical breakdown of the 2008 presidential vote by state and congressional district for all 435 districts.
About the Authors:
Michael Barone is the senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner and a Fox News Channel contributor. He is also a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The Chicago Tribune says, "Michael Barone is to politics what statistician-writer Bill James is to baseball, a mix of historian, social observer, and numbers cruncher who illuminates his subject with perspective and a touch of irreverence." His most recent book is Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers.
Chuck McCutcheon has been a Washington-based journalist since 1995. He has written about Congress and politics for National Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Newhouse News Service, and other national publications. He is the author of Nuclear Reactions: The Politics of Opening a Radioactive Waste Disposal Site and What Are Global Warming and Climate Change? Answers for Young Readers.