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Supreme Court Double Header: The Arguments for Gay Marriage Undermine Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Double Header: The Arguments for Gay Marriage Undermine Affirmative Action | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court’s decision to hear gay-marriage cases from New York and California this spring means the justices will weigh in on two highly fraught social questions this term—same-sex marriage and affirmative action in higher education.
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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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How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy

How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Business didn't always have so much power in Washington.
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Hillary Clinton Scouting Report: Enter the Heavyweight

Hillary Clinton Scouting Report: Enter the Heavyweight | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton is just beginning her 2016 presidential campaign, but she has been in the public spotlight for more than 20 years.
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Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton is officially running for president in 2016, marking her second attempt to become the first woman president of the United States.
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Would A Primary Challenger Improve Hillary Clinton's Press Coverage? It Didn't Help Al Gore

Would A Primary Challenger Improve Hillary Clinton's Press Coverage? It Didn't Help Al Gore | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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A Deep Dive Into Party Affiliation

A Deep Dive Into Party Affiliation | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
39% of Americans identify as independents, more than they do as Democrats ( 32%) or as Republicans (23%). This is the highest percentage of independents in more than 75 years of public opinion polling.
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The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania – Stephen Colbert’s Civics Lesson: Or, How a TV Humorist Taught America About Campaign Finance

The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania  –  Stephen Colbert’s Civics Lesson: Or, How a TV Humorist Taught America About Campaign Finance | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Viewers of “The Colbert Report” who watched faux-conservative TV host Stephen Colbert set up a super PAC and 501(c)(4) organization during the last preside
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California just imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history

The state's drought has gotten really, really bad.
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The Liberal Challenge to Hillary Clinton: What Now? - The New Yorker

The Liberal Challenge to Hillary Clinton: What Now? - The New Yorker | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
With Clinton preparing to make her candidacy an official one, the political context in which the draft-Warren movement is operating is about to change.
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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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Watch Hillary Election Video Cold Open From Saturday Night Live - NBC.com

Watch Hillary Election Video Cold Open From Saturday Night Live - NBC.com | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Explore the cast, characters, seasons, episodes and sketches from Saturday Night Live.
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How Liberals And Conservatives Think Differently - NationalJournal.com

How Liberals And Conservatives Think Differently - NationalJournal.com | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Conservatives and liberals have brains that look and act differently.
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Reflecting a racial shift, 78 counties turned majority-minority since 2000

Reflecting a racial shift, 78 counties turned majority-minority since 2000 | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The white share of the population is declining in the U.S., but the shift to a more diverse nation is happening more quickly in some places than in others.
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Speak Outs - Should campaign donations be considered political speech?

Speak Outs - Should campaign donations be considered political speech? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
right in our democracy more basic, than the right to participate in electing our political leaders.”
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United We Stand Divided We Fall #SpeakoutsDemorcacy

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Justice Department Investigates Texas Prosecution Of Children For Truancy

Justice Department Investigates Texas Prosecution Of Children For Truancy | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice is investigating whether truancy courts in Dallas County, Texas, deny due process to juveniles charged with failing to attend school by preventing access to lawyers and imposing large fines. Texas is one of two...
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