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Steven Yaccino

Steven Yaccino is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics. He previously worked in the Chicago Bureau of the New York Times, where he covered the Midwest and Great Plains region.

In Search of the Never-Trump Ticket-Splitters

In states like Arizona, New Hampshire, and Ohio, voters who can't abide the top of the GOP ticket but support it down-ballot may decide who occupies the White House—and controls the Senate.

Hillary Clinton’s Military Targets

Trump’s schizophrenia on defense (along with a few other problems) is putting people with a military connection in play as never before. Can Clinton make inroads along the Eastern front?

Tracing Donald Trump’s Rust-Belt Route

Trump’s best shot at the Oval Office is to convert white, working-class Democratic men in places like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan. But the arithmetic works better in some states than others.

Trump Says San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone Must Be Unlocked

“I agree 100 percent with the courts,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says on “Fox & Friends.” “We have to open it up and we have to use our heads,” Trump says “We have to use common sense” “To think that Apple won’t allow us to get into her cell phone -- who do they think they are?” “We should find out what happened, why it happened, and maybe there’s other people involved and we have to do that” Related story: Apple Opposes Order to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Carson Doesn’t Support Exceptions for Abortions in Rape, Incest

Ben Carson, clarifying his stance on abortion, told Bloomberg Politics he wouldn’t support law that provides exceptions in cases of rape, incest. “No, I believe that life starts at conception,” he said, answering question as he toured Iowa State Fair “And I’ve talked about things that can be done to prevent conception from occurring” NOTE: 8/12 Trump in Lead, Carson 2nd in Iowa GOP Race: CNN/ORC Poll

This Is Who Republican Presidential Contenders Follow on Twitter

Presidential candidates like to talk about leadership, but who do they follow? Bloomberg Politics analyzed the Twitter accounts of Republicans eying the White House for clues about their (or their aides') political influences, personal interests, and Internet savvy.

The Very Best Democrat in America

To read the e-mails that flood peoples' inboxes, the Democratic party is in desperate need of saving. Californian Wendy Fleet heard the call, and answered, some 400 times (never giving more than $5). And she's not stopping.