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Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S.

Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S. | AP Government and Politics News | Scoop.it
Ignoring Republican protests, President Obama will assert his executive authority to order a broad overhaul of the immigration system, including a plan to give work permits to millions, officials said.
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Look at what we were talking about the last two days in class!  How do you think Congress is going to react to this if Obama actually does it?

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Did Alabama Legislators Redraw Districts to Hurt Democrats or to Disenfranchise Blacks?

Did Alabama Legislators Redraw Districts to Hurt Democrats or to Disenfranchise Blacks? | AP Government and Politics News | Scoop.it
As Democrats struggled last week to salvage control of the Senate, they pushed to get as many black voters to the polls as possible, especially in the South. It’s no wonder: Blacks are the most reliable Democratic voters, and 89 percent of them ended up supporting Democratic candidates in the...
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An interesting article on a Supreme Court gerrymandering case to be heard tomorrow.

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No backlash from Latino activists

No backlash from Latino activists | AP Government and Politics News | Scoop.it
Immigration reform activists promised protests and political retribution if President Barack Obama didn’t take executive action this fall.Instead, they’re turning out Latino voters for Democrats.Taking the place of an angry backlash at Obama’s punt is a strategy to grow their political power to force Washington to overhaul the country’s...
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SUPER interesting article that focuses on Hispanic voting, which we talked about in class for the last two days!

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Furious About Ferguson? Here's How You Can Help

Furious About Ferguson? Here's How You Can Help | AP Government and Politics News | Scoop.it
As you may have seen on the news (or more likely read on Twitter) by now, there is unrest going on. But I'm not talking about Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq or Afghanistan—I'm talking about Ferguson…
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Here's how you can get politically active!

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Sawanthia Jackson's curator insight, September 23, 2014 11:46 PM

Helping Ferguson is becoming a major issue and everyone is trying to help.

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Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say | AP Government and Politics News | Scoop.it
Ferguson, Missouri, police name the officer behind Michael Brown's shooting and release documents calling Brown the "primary suspect" in a store robbery.
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Think about media portrayal and how that influences the public's ideas!

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Aaron Esquivel's curator insight, September 15, 2014 11:57 AM

State and government factions are involved in this. The reason why i say this is because they want to clear up the mess and make our victim a villian and possibly trying to clear the cops name for what he did.

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Argument analysis: Hitting the “sweet spot” on race, party, and redistricting?

Argument analysis: Hitting the “sweet spot” on race, party, and redistricting? | AP Government and Politics News | Scoop.it
By the end of Wednesday’s oral argument in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama, it was not clear whether the state of Alabama or challengers to its state redistricting plan would be likely to win the racial gerrymandering claim currently befor
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Analysis of the gerrymandering case heard yesterday at the Supreme Court.  The Court has not made a decision and was just hearing arguments, but take a look!

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Ebola hysteria: An epic, epidemic overreaction

Ebola hysteria: An epic, epidemic overreaction | AP Government and Politics News | Scoop.it
This is getting ridiculous. Ebola hysteria: An epic, epidemic overreaction
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An interesting take on the American perspective on Ebola

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'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop

'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop | AP Government and Politics News | Scoop.it
[Breaking news update 9:22 a.m. ET]
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Wow!  This says a lot about police issues in our society.

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Can Hillary Fix Obama’s Mess?

Can Hillary Fix Obama’s Mess? | AP Government and Politics News | Scoop.it
On Barack Obama’s watch, Democrats have defined their international outlook largely in reactive and negative terms. The president has focused on fixing his predecessor’s mistakes, leaving unclear what positive role he envisions for America in the 21st century. “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” may be sound advice for college-bound...
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Read about presidential succession/elections!

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