[UCP Books]: The Almanac of American Politics 2014

 Q: Who spotted a historical error in Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln?

Q: Which senator’s tweets were described as “avant-garde, stream-of-consciousness poetry” by Stephen Colbert?

Q: Which politician won a “Mr. Tight Jeans” contest?


By Michael Barone and Chuck McCutcheon

with Sean Trende and Josh Kraushaar

Publication date: October 1, 2013 Cloth $115.00 • £80.50 | 978-0-226-10530-7
International publication date: October 14, 2013   Paper $90.00 • £63.00 | 978-0-226-10544-4

The Almanac of American Politics
is the gold standard—the book that everyone involved, invested, or interested in American politics must have on their reference shelf. Continuing the tradition of accurate and up-to-date information, the 2014 Almanac includes new and updated profiles of every member of Congress and every state governor. These profiles cover everything from expenditures to voting records, interest-group ratings, and, of course, politics. In-depth overviews of each state and house district are included as well, along with demographic data, analysis of voting trends, and political histories.

The 2014 edition brings two new editors on board, Sean Trende and Josh Kraushaar. Together with Michael Barone and Chuck McCutcheon, they offer an unparalleled perspective on contemporary politics. The new Almanac also covers changes brought about by the 2010 census and the resulting new districts.

Full of maps, census data, and detailed information about the American political landscape, the 2014 Almanac of American Politics remains the most comprehensive resource for journalists, politicos, business people, and academics.

“It’s simply the oxygen of the political world.”—Judy Woodruff, PBS News Hour

“Indispensable . . . this compendium of statistics and information has gone as far as humanly possible.”—Washington Post

Michael Barone is the founding author of the Almanac of American Politics, which first appeared in 1972. He is the senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner and a Fox News Channel contributor. Chuck McCutcheon is a freelance writer and editor in Washington, DC. Sean Trende is the senior elections analyst for RealClearPolitics. Josh Kraushaar is the managing editor of political coverage at National Journal.

A: Joe Courtney (D), Connecticut. The film wrongly depicted two Connecticut reps as voting against the 13th amendment.

A: Charles Grassley (R), Iowa. The senator’s response? “I like tweeting but I don’t like to type.”

A: C.L. “Butch” Otter (R), Idaho. He won in 1992 at the Rockin’ Rodeo bar.


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