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6 Reasons We're Feeling Debate Fatigue

We say we want to get to know our choices. So why do we still whine and whinny about too many debates? Rude audiences, a lack of spontaneity and the boring, lecture-style presentation are taking their toll on viewers.

Wisconsin Redistricting Plan Goes To Court

The latest turmoil in Wisconsin involves the redistricting of political boundaries. There's been intense partisan bickering over the drawing of the state's new voting maps.

Protesters To GOP Candidates: Don't DREAM Halfway

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have supported the DREAM Act's path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants through military service, but not through higher education. Immigration rights activists in Arizona protested Romney's partial support of of the DREAM Act.

Can 'I Won The Medal Of Honor' Get You Jailed?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case about lies, big and small, and when those lies can be a crime under the First Amendment guarantee of free speech. At issue is the constitutionality of a law making it a crime to lie about being the recipient of military medals.

Could Higher Gas Pump Prices Leave Obama Running On Empty?

Could higher gas prices hurt President Obama's chances at re-election. Five Thirty Eight blogger Nate Silver and economists have looked for a correlation between higher energy prices and the fortunes of the incumbent party and found a link though not a strong one.
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Virginia Legislature Approves 'Conscience Clause' On Gay Adoption

Virginia's state senate has approved a bill that would allow private adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples if it conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs.


In Michigan, Native Son Romney Plays Up Family Ties

Polls in Michigan show a tight race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Romney is playing up his business experience and personal ties to the state, where his father was a well-liked governor. Santorum's message is blue-collar conservatism aimed at Tea Party and evangelical voters.
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The Hill: Race Underway For Senate Republican Whip

As Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper discusses, the race for the position of Senate Republican whip could have big implications all the way through the 2016 presidential elections.


Who's Bankrolling Romney? Big Donors, Not Small Ones

Analysis of Mitt Romney's fundraising shows he gets two-thirds of his contributions from maxed-out donors — more than anyone else who has run for president since 2003. At the other end of the spectrum, Romney lags behind all the other candidates in the race in the share of cash raised from small donors.