America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse.
By Nicholas Riccardi, Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press
Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which stretches across parts of the north-central exurbs of Washington, D.C., and down to Richmond, is the type of mixed suburban and rural district that Republicans cannot afford to lose.
By Jessica Yarvin
Research shows that social mobility and income equality in the U.S. has a lot to do with where people live.
By Paul Solman
America’s suburbs are undergoing a drastic demographic shift -- one that could have big implications on Election Day. Suburban areas that used to be reliably Republican are now steering Democratic. Judy Woodruff learns more from the NewsHour’s Daniel Bush.
By PBS NewsHour
When President Johnson declared a “War on Poverty” fifty years ago, images of the American poor focused on the inner-city and rural poor. What is the state of American poverty today? Megan Thompson reports on the less visible but growing…
Conservatives face tougher time in elections as urban burbs take on city trends…
As Goes Jefferson County so Goes Colo.? Candidates Make Appeals, Repeat Visits…
Stephen Farnsworth explains how Virginia has become a political tossup in 2012.
A suburban neighborhood of one of the nation's wealthiest counties has experienced a surprising rise in the number of people living below the poverty line -- a trend that accelerated in suburbs across the country during the recession. Elizabeth Brackett…
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