Your brand is ignoring its most captive audience — here’s why podcasts should be the go-to channel for your next ad campaign (KRW)

This is a preview of The Podcast Report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The number of US podcast consumers has more than doubled in the past decade — and there’s still a long runway for growth. And the podcast listenership base continues to grow in the US amid declines in […]

From dumpster fires to deportation buses: The midterms’ craziest campaign ads

American politics has always been about spectacle, and with Tuesday’s midterm elections watched closer than any in recent memory, candidates have been dredging the bottom of the barrel for creative and attention-grabbing ideas. Here we take a look back at the political ads that, for better or worse, stood out from the pack during this […]

Obama zings hecklers at a campaign rally for Florida Democrats

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Hecklers interrupted former President Barack Obama multiple times during a speech at his campaign rally in support of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum on Friday. “Listen, here’s the deal,” Obama said after he was interrupted. “If you support the other candidates, then you should go support the other candidates.” Obama’s supporters […]

Oprah is hitting the campaign trail for Stacey Abrams in Georgia, where she could become the nation’s first African-American woman governor

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Oprah Winfrey will campaign in Georgia for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams during the midterm elections. Abrams is in the middle of a heated race against her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State. If Abrams wins, she will become the first African-American female governor in the US. Kemp warned his supporters […]

A Democratic campaign that looks nothing like the ‘resistance’ could be the Democrats’ key to flipping the Senate

Eliza Relman/Business Insider Phil Bredesen, a popular former Nashville mayor and Tennessee governor, is running for US Senate as a centrist Democrat.  In one of the most competitive Senate races in the country, the Democrat has rejected his party’s national leadership and is banking on voters’ trust in his long record to carry him to […]

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos wants immunity before he gives Senate testimony

George Papadopoulos, a former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, is seeking immunity before testifying to the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to multiple reports. Papadopoulos’ request came the same day he delivered a 7-hour testimony to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees as part of a probe into previous FBI and Department of Justice investigations. […]

Trump insists he’s not to blame for suspected bomber who attended his campaign rally and targeted his political opponents

Alex Brandon/AP President Donald Trump insisted he is not to blame for Cesar Sayoc Jr., the Florida man who was arrested in connection to the package bombs that were sent to top Democrats and government officials. Sayoc is believed to have been an avid Trump supporter who also sent threats to critics of the Trump […]

The Stolen Campaign Documents That Helped Reagan Win the Presidency

It was about as high stakes a presidential debate as there has been in American history. When President Jimmy Carter and Republican party nominee Ronald Reagan squared off on Oct. 28, 1980, in Cleveland for their one and only debate of that election, there was just one week to go before Americans cast their ballots. […]