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Could Texas' Redistricting Leave Latinos Behind?

The state will pick up four new U.S. House seats next year, thanks to a soaring Latino population. But civil rights groups and the U.S. Justice Department are signaling they may have some concerns about the redistricting process. A court case could force the state to draw new boundaries.
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The Ed Koch Factor: How Will It Play In 2012?

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat, is still an important voice for a number of Jewish voters. Just last week, his support helped a GOP candidate win a special election in New York. Now Koch is telling President Obama to listen up or risk losing the Jewish vote in 2012.
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Ethics On D.C. Council's Agenda

The D.C. Council is expected to tackle ethics reform when it returns from recess this week. But, the political pressure to act on the issue could complicate the reform effort.

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Moran Aims To Remove Debt Ceiling

Rep. Jim Moran is proposing legislation to eliminate the national debt ceiling, which he says causes the U.S. more harm than good.

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Obama's Re-Election: What Are The Odds?

With unemployment at 9.1 percent and the economy as the top issue of the 2012 presidential race, the president faces a tough fight for re-election. Still, he might find some encouragement in the history books. Host Audie Cornish chats with presidential historian Michael Beschloss about Obama's odds for re-election.
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Obama's Deficit Plans Make Room For Jobs

On Monday, President Obama will lay out his new plan for reducing the federal deficit. His proposal will also include specific recommendations to the bipartisan deficit Super Committee on how to offset the cost of his $447 billion jobs plan. Host Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Mara Liasson.
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Palestinian Statehood Bid Pits Obama Against Allies

The administration has promised to veto any resolution before the U.N. Security Council to recognize an independent Palestinian state. But many of America's closest allies support the Palestinians' bid, setting the stage for a messy diplomatic situation in New York this week.
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Can Michele Bachmann Get Her Groove Back?

From a back-of-the-pack start, the Tea Party favorite won an upset victory in the Iowa straw poll but lost ground when Texas Gov. Rick Perry got in the race. A feisty debate put her back on an upswing, but how long she can keep that momentum remains to be seen.

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