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Tarrant County May Point to Texas' Political Future, by Aman Batheja

Tarrant County May Point to Texas' Political Future, by Aman Batheja | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Just like in 2008, Tarrant County voters favored Mitt Romney and President Obama in the same proportion as Texas voters did overall. ...
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Jimmy Carter Is Correct That the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy

Jimmy Carter Is Correct That the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Was this former president's provocative allegation merely his opinion? Or was it actually lots more than that? It was lots more than that.
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2016 Presidential Candidate Travel Tracker

2016 Presidential Candidate Travel Tracker | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The 2016 presidential race is fast approaching. Track the contenders as they cross the country.
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Where Are the Millennial Voters?

Where Are the Millennial Voters? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, the director of Circle at Tufts University, joins Kelly Bates on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to discuss why more people born in 1982 or later are not turning out to the polls.
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Texas decriminalizing students' truancy

Texas decriminalizing students' truancy | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A long-standing Texas law that has sent about 100,000 students a year to criminal court — and some to jail — for missing school is off the books.
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The real reason American public transportation is such a disaster

Canada has twice as much transit as the US. Why?
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Donald Trump and our attraction to the leaders we claim to dislike

Donald Trump and our attraction to the leaders we claim to dislike | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
We may say we disapprove of Trump’s self-promotion, disdain for facts, and unapologetic persona. But these are the very qualities that allow leaders to succeed.
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Hawaii Military Carve Out May Play Role in Voting District Case

Hawaii Military Carve Out May Play Role in Voting District Case | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Hawaii may figure prominently when the Supreme Court this fall considers a case accepted Tuesday where plaintiffs are seeking to have legislative districts drawn based on a count of eligible voters rather than the total number of residents.
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Petitions to watch | Conference of May 28

Petitions to watch | Conference of May 28 | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
At its Conference on May 28, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as qualified immunity as applied to private entities, the admissibility of autopsy reports under the Confrontation Clause, and the constitutionality...
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Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » The Map: 11 Angles on the Electoral College

Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » The Map: 11 Angles on the Electoral College | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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Jon Stewart explains why he quit 'The Daily Show'

Jon Stewart explains why he quit 'The Daily Show' | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Jon Stewart says that, in part, the upcoming presidential election pushed him toward his decision to leave “The Daily Show,” which he has helmed since 1999. “I’d covered an election four times, and it didn’t appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one,” he told The Guardian. Stewart,...
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Republicans for Campaign-Finance Reform?

Republicans for Campaign-Finance Reform? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
It's not just Democrats who are critical of the current state of campaign finance. Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, and Ted Cruz have their own complaints.
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States With New Voting Restrictions Since the 2010 Election | Brennan Center for Justice

States With New Voting Restrictions Since the 2010 Election | Brennan Center for Justice | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.
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See Congress polarize over the past 60 years, in one beautiful chart

Democrats and Republicans in the House self-segregated into homogeneous clusters.
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The Presidential Campaign Staff Family Tree

The Presidential Campaign Staff Family Tree | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
National Journal Hotline's Staffer Tracker maps the relationships between candidates and past campaigns through their key staff.
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Politics In The Classroom: How Much Is Too Much?

Politics In The Classroom: How Much Is Too Much? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Two authors argue that teachers should embrace controversial issues to help students learn the political process. But, they say, context is key.
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Criminal justice reformer leaves Austin with a legacy

Criminal justice reformer leaves Austin with a legacy | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Capitol denizens won't see a familiar face in 2017. Ana Yáñez-Correa, the executive director of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, is leaving Austin for a new job at the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C.
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How Did Hugh Hewitt Become the GOP's Go-To Pundit?

How Did Hugh Hewitt Become the GOP's Go-To Pundit? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Why Hugh Hewitt is suddenly the Republican establishment's go-to pundit.
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Think the debate knocked Donald Trump out of first place? Ha.

Four new polls show him still going strong.
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What it was like to cover Beau Biden’s funeral

What it was like to cover Beau Biden’s funeral | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Witnessing grief.
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In addition to personalizing public officials, the article explains the "press pool".

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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate -- Equal Protection Clause & Same-Sex Marriage

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate -- Equal Protection Clause & Same-Sex Marriage | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
On June 2, the National Constitution Center and Intelligence Squared U.S. will host a debate on same-sex marriage and the Equal Protection Clause.  Participants include John Eastman, Sherif Grigis, Evan Wolfson, and Kenji Yoshino.
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F.E.C. Can’t Curb 2016 Election Abuse, Commission Chief Says

F.E.C. Can’t Curb 2016 Election Abuse, Commission Chief Says | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
There is a stalemate among the agency’s six commissioners, who are perpetually locked in 3-to-3 ties along party lines because of a fundamental disagreement over the commission’s mandate.
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How Corporate America Invented Christian America

How Corporate America Invented Christian America | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
In December 1940, as America was emerging from the Great Depression, more than 5,000 industrialists from across the nation made their yearly pilgrimage to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, convening for the annual meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers. The program promised an impressive slate of speakers: titans at General...
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