The Internet has been used for investigative purposes.
Matt Drudge broke the story of Bill Clinton's affair with a White House intern on his website in 1998.
Ten years ago, the internet and the news cycle resulted in one continuous media watch during political campaigns.
Campaigns have had to react to videos uploaded to the internet.
George Allen's campaign was not the same in 2006 after he referred to someone filming his speech as a racial slur.
The clip was viewed millions of times, but Allen lost the election in a very close contest.
From the time John Kennedy instituted televised press conferences, to the challenge by Gary Hart to find some personal indiscretion in his private life, to the limited number of press conferences Ronald Reagan wanted, the role of the press has been a double-edged sword for the president.
Modern presidents rely on the media to tell the story of their agenda.
The office of communications and the press secretary are used by the president to deal with the press corps.
He has access to a lot of television, which allows him to make prime time speeches.
He talks directly to the public on any issue he wants to raise in his weekly radio address.
Sometimes the president is able to dominate the news.
The press feels that they need to establish a relationship with the White House in order to maintain their independence and integrity.
Since the Woodward-Bernstein investigative reporting helped bring down the Nixon presidency, presidents have tried to control the media.
The president's association with the media is seen as a love/hate relationship.
Inside the beltway coverage of presidential politics has been compared to what the rest of the country thinks on the evening news.
The media is manipulated by the White House.
His appearance is designed to maximize his message.
The White House's public relations strategy of blaming the media for the nation's problems has been countered by the press.
The media is needed to get the president's message across.
The press secretary has daily briefings.
Special invitations are given to reporters to interview the president.
The relationship between the press and the White House has always raised questions about how the press covers the president.
The White House press corps has had a "love-hate" relationship with the sitting president.
Some polls show that the press is biased against the president, while others show that the press does not ask the tough questions.
A lot of political scientists find a balance.
The press usually leads the way when the story calls for an investigation.
The coverage of the presidency has increased due to the growth of the "blogosphere".
Iran-Contragate, Travelgate, and Nannygate are just a few scandals attached to the name gate.
The scandal that led to Bill Clinton's impeachment was covered by the press.
In one of the most bitter and partisan political battles in American history, the House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment on December 19, 1998.
The events leading to the impeachment of the first elected American president were very sordid.
The Whitewater land acquisition, the dismissal of travel office personnel, and illegally obtained FBI tapes were some of the alleged White House abuses investigated by Kenneth Starr.
President Clinton had been involved in other legal battles.
When Clinton was governor of Arkansas, Paula Jones accused the president of sexual harassment.
Jones sued the president after Clinton denied the charges.
While Clinton was still in office, the Supreme Court ruled that Jones's civil suit could proceed.
Clinton denied the charges that he had been involved with a White House intern.
Starr began investigating the president after it was reported that he had a relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
Starr's inquiry took seven months to complete, while Clinton denied any sexual improprieties with Lewinsky.
The president testified before a grand jury on video.
Clinton admitted that he lied to the American people and had a relationship with a young intern.
Starr concluded in August 1998 that there was evidence that Clinton may have committed impeachable offenses.
Four articles of impeachment were voted on by the House Judiciary committee.
Two of the articles were rejected by the House and submitted to the Senate, accusing the president of high crimes and misdemeanors as a result of grand jury perjury and obstruction of justice.
The Senate met for nearly two months in 1999 after following the same rules as when Andrew Johnson's trial took place more than a century earlier.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, William Rehnquist, delivered the final roll call vote.
The Senate voted to acquit the people on the perjury charges.
The Senators voted on the obstruction of justice count.
Neither of the charges received the necessary two-thirds majority.
The impeachment of the president was influenced by public opinion.
Clinton's job approval ratings were the highest of any second-term president.
His personal approval rating was well under 40 percent.
The president's private life should be separated from his public duties according to the public.
The Democrats gained seats in the November election as a result of the public's perception of the impeachment inquiry.
Historically, the party in power usually loses seats.
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich resigned from the House, forcing the Republican majority to pick a new speaker.
The president can control the nature of the coverage if he so chooses.
The Bush administration gave full disclosure when the marines came in for a humanitarian purpose.
During the Gulf War, the media complained that the administration was preventing them from doing their job.
Public support is important for the president to achieve his policy agenda.
Public opinion polls are used to gauge public opinion.
The president's program is constantly being evaluated, from periodic job approval polls to specific polls on how the public feels about public policy proposals.
The average approval rating for presidents who have finished their term is less than 50 percent.
When a president is in office, job approval can change a lot.
When the Gulf War ended, George H. W. Bush had an approval rating of close to 90 percent.
His presidency ended with it under 40 percent.
George W. Bush had a 90 percent approval rating.
His job approval was around 50 percent during the presidential campaign in 2004.
Bush's approval rating dropped during the 2006 election.
Bush's approval fell to a new low by the end of his presidency.
In 2010, President Obama's approval rating averaged in the mid-40s, reflecting a diminished view of public opinion since his election two years earlier.
The public perception of a president's leadership ability is influenced by a number of factors, including party affiliation, age, education, and religious affiliation.
The economy, foreign policy crisis, scandals, and legislative successes can affect approval ratings.
Every president wants to believe he has a mandate from the American people.
The ability to use the office of the presidency to promote a particular program has been used by presidents.
Roosevelt's fireside chats and Clinton's town meetings were successful in getting the president's message out.
The president needs to use support as a wedge to get Congress to approve his agenda.
Such actions as Clinton's bus trip called a "buscapade" for his proposed Health Security Act, even though in the end it did not succeed, and Reagan's media blitz to obtain support for his tax cut are good examples of how the president uses his bully pulpit.
Staged events solidify the support so that the next agenda item can be addressed.
The Motor Voter Act makes it easier to vote.
You should be able to pick the correct answer through the elimination process.
The other choices can provide reverse solutions.
Young people turn out less than any other age group, Northerners vote more than Southerners, minorities generally support Democrats, and women usually vote for Democrats.
A is the correct answer if you thought of the fact that many African-Americans are not registered in the South.
The other choices reflect different things.
If you can determine that the phrase relates to how the media dominates political campaigns through its coverage of the candidates, you should be able to conclude that voter turnout has decreased since 1960.
Choice A is different from the correct answer.
The impact of media-centered politics can be seen in Choices B and C. The in-depth analysis of the issues has decreased over time.
The other choices would hurt the management of news by the president.
The personal lives of politicians are investigated by the media rather than the serious issues of the campaign.
The other choices have been talked about as negative characteristics of the media.
College educated, the upper class, and people looking for in-depth analysis are groups that represent a minority audience.
The lower class may be large in number, but they are only part of the society.
The Tenth Amendment has a choice A clause.
The Supreme Court ruled that Choice B was unconstitutional.
There is no direct impact on why people vote.
Third parties have never won significant electoral victories, voter turnout has been on the decline, and campaign finance reform has had an impact on presidential races.
There has been an increase in the number of people who are able to register and vote.
Many young people fail to obtain Absentee Ballots when they go to college.
It would take a number of elections before individuals would have to reregister.
You could probably eliminate the other choices if you knew of any historical examples.
The electoral college has been criticized, so the other choices may have been correct.
Democrats have relied on Jewish voters for support since the Great Depression.
Catholics tend to vote Democratic because they received support when they were immigrants.
Republicans are supported by Northern Protestants.
The religious right supported the Republican Party.
Hispanics living in Florida tend to vote Democratic.
If you don't build a poll with a sampling error of less than 5 percent, you risk reaching invalid conclusions.
The way the media acted has merit.
The mother of investigative journalism, Watergate, was cracked by Woodward and Bernstein.
The only correct answer is that choice.
The politicians' personal lives are the focus of the other choices.
Government meetings have been open to the public.
Top secret national security documents have been protected even though the government has been forced to release them.
There is a legal reason for certain government operations to be held in secret.
Use the headline and knowledge of United States politics to answer the following.
Candidates running for office look for issues that will motivate voter turnout and attempt to frame issues that place blame on the party in power.
They wanted something different.
The headline "under new management" is superimposed over the Capitol.
The sign shows that Democrats were no longer in power because Congress had a majority.
The picture shows that the vote reflects a revolution.
If the Contract with America that the Republicans supported is carried out, the Republican takeover will have revolutionary consequences.
The voters are unhappy with the incumbent.
The headline states that the new Republican majority will change the way government operates by implementing the provisions of the Pledge to America.
Voters want change and are sick of government.
The Republicans will reduce the size of the federal government.
Democrats are not getting the job done according to the voters.
Even though there were legislative victories, the fight over health reform and the crime bill convinced the electorate that the Democrats couldn't carry out their 1992 promises.
In a majority of open seats, Republicans were elected, which resulted in a turnover in both houses of Congress.
Many voters were not aware of the specifics, but they felt that the Republicans would do better in areas such as taxes, the role of government, and healthcare.
Many voters believed that the Republicans would do a better job than the Clinton administration did.
During the first 100 days of the new Congress, the American people were given an agenda of items that would be voted on.
The strategy was to make the election a referendum on Barack Obama.