The special Washington, D.C., court charged with "pre-clearing" the redistricting map in Texas — where four new congressional seats are at stake — hears closing arguments Tuesday. Meanwhile, Texas Republicans and minority groups are working on a deal.
Online news, blogs and social media tools have made it easier to weed out sources that don't reflect one's own political views. In an election season, consumers may be more tempted to stay within their media "echo chambers." If that's your habit, columnist Danny Heitman urges you to reconsider.
One big question about Romney was whether he would be able, if he became the nominee, to stand toe-to-toe with Obama on the presidential debate stage, especially after some gaffes (think the $10,000 wager or "I'm running for office, for Pete's sake.")
Journalist Joe Hagan says the upcoming election will be "the ugliest campaign ever." He details how superPACs have changed the election game, bringing an unprecedented flood of outside money to fund opposition research and negative ads.
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