Politics (Page 18)

Special Report: Election 2012

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.

Special Report: Election 2012

Knitting and purling for Obama

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The “Moho” Vote

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