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Liberal Group Excitedly Eyes Millions Of Potential Latino Voters

The liberal Center for American Progress put some numbers on the potential power of the untapped Latino vote. The think tank found significant numbers of unregistered U.S. citizens of Latino background in many states, a pool that expanded greatly when they added the number of permanent Latino residents eligible for citizenship before Election Day.
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Maryland Del. Tiffany Alston Found Guilty Of Theft

A Maryland lawmaker has been convicted of using public funds to pay an employee in her private law firm. 

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Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

Producer Norman Lear made television history with "All in the Family." Actress Kathleen Turner is a star of the screen and stage. Their careers and shared political activism.


The Fed's Tough Job Gets Harder In Election Year

With signs that the economy is slowing, the Federal Reserve may take steps to help boost growth. But with the election season gearing up, the Fed's ability to act boldly may be restrained. That's because the monetary policymakers want to preserve the Fed's credibility as a nonpartisan entity.

A Congressional Election In Arizona We All Wish Didn't Have To Take Place

Just as the Wisconsin recall election was portrayed as having national implications for November, many are saying that the message coming out of Tuesday's special election to replace Gabby Giffords goes far beyond Arizona.
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Mendelson And Orange Race For D.C. Council Chair

At-large council members Phil Mendelson and Vincent Orange race to replace Kwame Brown as D.C. Council Chair.

Obama's Deportation Policies Have Failed, Immigrant Advocates Say

Even as President Obama hopes to win re-election with solid support from Latino voters, immigration advocates are lashing out at the administration's revised deportation policies. Critics say despite changes meant to slow deportations of undocumented immigrants who have obeyed laws since illegally entering the country, deportations continue apace.
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Virginia Voters Head To The Polls For Primaries

Republicans and Democrats head to the polls for Tuesday's primary elections.