Politics

 
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Where’s Alexander? Part VI: Young women at helm of U.S. politics

Here twenty-something single women, an electoral bloc instrumental in President Obama’s successful re-election bid, said they could breathe a sigh of relief after the Obama-Biden ticket’s re-election this month.

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  Need to Know, November 16, 2012: Money Matters: Life after Citizens United

The election was more than a week ago, but the debate continues about the extraordinary amount of money spent during the campaign season, an estimated $6 billion.

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  The road ahead

No rest for the weary may be a serious understatement. Just days after winning a second term in the White House, President Barack Obama is faced with the same Republican-led house that thwarted many of his biggest policy goals over the past four years. And time may be running out to reach across the aisle. [...]

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Florida’s Hispanic vote

Our report Yo Decido shows that the hotly contested Hispanic vote in Florida is far from a monolith — one size appeal will not fit all. The Pew Hispanic Center’s figures show just how diverse the Florida Latino vote is.

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SCOTUS rules on sentencing juvenile offenders

The United States Supreme Court ruled today that it is unconstitutional for juveniles convicted of murder to be automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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U.S. to stop deporting some young immigrants

Bypassing Congress, President Obama issued an executive order to halt the deportation of young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally.

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  By the people

Need to Know takes a closer look at a unique California plan that makes ordinary citizens, not elected officials, responsible for redistricting.