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Knitting and purling for Obama
Election 2012 / Features / Politics

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.

Partisan divide threatens future of Violence Against Women Act
Politics

Partisan divide threatens future of Violence Against Women Act

Although a bipartisan coalition passed the original act, reauthorization efforts have disintegrated into accusations of election politicking by both parties.

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.

Technology challenges privacy during election campaigns
Election 2012 / Politics

Technology challenges privacy during election campaigns

It may be too soon to declare the death of privacy at the hands of technology, but candidates must be increasingly cautious about what they say even in what seem to be private settings.

US foreign policy success in Burma overshadowed in election
Election 2012 / Politics

US foreign policy success in Burma overshadowed in election

The meeting of Burma’s former dissident Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President Barack Obama at the White House in September marked a success in U.S. foreign policy, but one that has been overshadowed by Middle East crises during the election campaign.

Local politicians court city’s Arab-American vote
Election 2012 / News

Local politicians court city’s Arab-American vote

The Arab American Institute estimates the Arab-American population has grown to 3.6 million nationwide, with 450,000 in New York State. Only California has more.

NYU students hustle to get the vote out
Election 2012 / Politics

NYU students hustle to get the vote out

In a tight election this year, both Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are targeting younger voters.

The “Moho” Vote
Election 2012 / Politics

The “Moho” Vote

Whichever way they vote, gay Mormons have been emerging more recently as a vocal force within the Mormon community.