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Auto Bailout A Chief Topic For Michigan Voters

The economy is the top issue for most voters this election year. In Michigan, the political debate over the economy is especially intense. It centers on the federal government's 2009 bailout of the auto industry.
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For Loyalists, Is It Ron Paul Or Nothing?

While other GOP presidential candidates have seen their fortunes wax and wane with voters, Ron Paul has enjoyed steadfast, if relatively low level, support from an obsessively loyal base of backers. But if his long-shot bid falls short, his supporters may balk at throwing their votes to a rival.
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Voter ID Backer, Opponent Agree On One Point: Voter Rolls Are A Mess

A Washington, D.C. debate between a supporter of voter ID laws and an opponent showed that each side suffers from a lack of data to support its position.
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In South Carolina, New Report Finds No Evidence Of 'Dead' Voters

Allegations of "dead" people voting have fueled arguments that a photo ID is needed to stop fraud at the polls.
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The Dialogue Around Gay Marriage In Black Churches

A bill that could legalize same-sex marriage has cleared the Maryland House and is expected to pass in the Senate. A majority of black clergy in the state argue that same-sex marriage conflicts with the teachings of the Bible, but some pastors have spoken out in support of the bill.
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Understanding The Impact Of Citizens United

James Bopp is the lawyer who first represented Citizens United in the case that ended up in the Supreme Court, which ruled that corporations and unions could give money to political committees active in election campaigns. That decision and subsequent lower court decisions have led to SuperPACs, which allow corporations, unions and individuals to make unlimited contributions, pool them together, and use the money for political campaigns.

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