Election 2012

Saturdays for Obama
Election 2012 / Features / Politics

Saturdays for Obama

From spring until the election, Evelyn Polk was out at that table every single weekend, only missing two Saturdays; one in early October, due to a cold, and the last Saturday before the election, due to Hurricane Sandy.

For Politico blogger Alex Burns covering the presidential campaign is science
Election 2012 / Features / Politics

For Politico blogger Alex Burns covering the presidential campaign is science

After graduation, the Bronx native started working at Politico during the 2008 general election and has been blogging for the website since 2011.

Brooklyn Tea Party President Runs for NY State Assembly
Election 2012 / Features / Politics

Brooklyn Tea Party President Runs for NY State Assembly

If Obama gets reelected Joseph Hayon is convinced there will be another four years of what he sees as the destruction of America.

Upcoming Election Provokes Anxiety for Trans Voters
Election 2012 / Politics

Upcoming Election Provokes Anxiety for Trans Voters

A recent study released warned of potential disenfranchisement that could occur for at least 25,000 transgender voters in states with strict photo identification requirements.

Student’s choice: where one votes matters
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Student’s choice: where one votes matters

Of the 12.9 million full-time students pursuing secondary degrees, the Department of Education estimates that approximately 13.7 percent, or about 1.8 million students, attend schools outside their home states.

A catch-22 for evangelical Latino voters
Election 2012 / Politics

A catch-22 for evangelical Latino voters

Latino evangelicals make up 16 percent of all Latino registered voters, a group that now constitutes 11 percent of the national electorate.

Knitting and purling for Obama
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Knitting and purling for Obama

A dozen people milled around a table at the front, covered with skeins of colored yarn and knitting needles.

Perspectives on New York’s new Congressional districts
Election 2012 / Politics

Perspectives on New York’s new Congressional districts

It was up to the state to decide which districts to eliminate, and how to redraw the existing borders.

American Catholics Divided over Politics of Contraception and Poverty
Election 2012 / Politics

American Catholics Divided over Politics of Contraception and Poverty

Far from being a voting bloc in the Nov. 6 elections, they are sharply divided over abortion, contraception, same-sex marriage and poverty.

Felons disenfranchised in New York and other states, despite the law
Election 2012 / Politics

Felons disenfranchised in New York and other states, despite the law

Across the country, 5.8 million felons and ex-felons will be barred from voting in the Nov. 6 elections.