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Critics Question Witness List Ahead Of Immigration Hearing

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Tuesday may be one of the few to call for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Some worry that the House hearing signals Republicans' continued opposition to compromise.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

What’s Behind Rubio’s ‘Full Circle Back’ On Immigration?

What’s Behind Rubio’s ‘Full Circle Back’ On Immigration?Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appears to have reversed his views on an earned path to citizenship, which in a Tea Party-backed 2010 campaign he called "code for amnesty." Some critics say the young Cuban-American lawmaker seems to be looking ahead to 2016 and a possible White House bid.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage — At Least For Now — And On A High Note

Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage — At Least For Now — And On A High NoteHillary Clinton ends her tenure as secretary of state Friday a respected national figure with sky high approval ratings. "I don't see myself getting back into politics," she says. But that hasn't slowed speculation about a 2016 presidential bid.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Democrats blame redistricting for loss of blue seats in legislature

Democrats blame redistricting for loss of blue seats in legislatureDemocrats in the Alaska Legislature say the state’s redistricting process is flawed and needs to be made more nonpartisan.

Meet The New GOP, Same As The Old GOP?

Meet The New GOP, Same As The Old GOP?There has been no dearth of post-election Republican self-flagellation. But the party is still sorting out solutions, wrangling over whether its problems lie in its positions on issues ranging from immigration to women's reproductive health, or simply in its sales job with the voting public.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Says He Has One Mandate: To Help The Middle Class

Obama Says He Has One Mandate: To Help The Middle ClassThe newly re-elected president indicated that he, not congressional Republicans, reflected more of the popular will, with his call for higher taxes on the wealthy as part of any agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama’s Feat: Not Just Winning, But How He Won

Obama’s Feat: Not Just Winning, But How He WonMany of the minority groups central to President Obama's victory had long supported Democrats. But he's the first party leader to put together a stable — and majority — coalition since Franklin D. Roosevelt back in the 1930s. This coalition promises to pay dividends to his party for years to come.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

It’s All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012

It’s All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012Election Day has come and gone, but NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin are still trying to make sense of it all. Was it close? Well, a 50-to-48 percent popular-vote edge for President Obama certainly indicates that. But the Electoral College split was another story.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus One

Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus OneSenate Democrats did better than just keep their slim majority. Wednesday brought news that they expanded it by managing to retain control of two of their most threatened seats, in Montana and North Dakota.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Business, Labor Groups Laud Obama Victory

Exit polls showed the economy was Issue No. 1 with voters in this presidential election. And it didn't take long for labor organizers and business leaders to start offering their thoughts on the re-election of President Obama.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us