03/30/2014 11:59amThere's still a push for Utah to play a bigger role in the 2016 presidential primary race, even though a bill to make the state's election the first in the nation stalled in this year's Legislature.
03/30/2014 2:11pmUtah's seven-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has brushed aside speculation that his decision to retire from Congress this year was spurred by fear he would lose his seat to a tough GOP challenger.
03/30/2014 4:32pmAs a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama's health care law has indeed managed to change the country.
03/30/2014 10:21pmJust about forever, American politicians have been drawing odd-shaped election districts in an effort to give one political party an advantage over another. In 1812, the practice got a name: gerrymandering.
03/30/2014 10:49pmThe United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over how to proceed.
03/30/2014 10:51pmEvery 10 years, states must redraw the boundaries of congressional districts to account for population changes in the new census. Some states add House districts, while others lose them, but the total stays at 435.
03/30/2014 10:51pmDemocratic candidates for the U.S. House pulled off a dubious feat in the 2012 election: Collectively, they got more votes than their Republican opponents, but they didn't win the most seats.
03/30/2014 11:00pmOne reason Congress is so polarized: Republicans and Democrats represent very different people.
03/30/2014 11:00pmSome demographers call it the browning of America. Fueled by immigration and higher birth rates among Hispanics and blacks, the U.S. population is becoming less white.
03/30/2014 11:01pmThe 2012 election should have been a good one for Democrats running for Congress in North Carolina.
03/30/2014 11:10pmA few states have turned to independent or arms-length commissions to limit political influences when redrawing congressional and legislative districts.
03/30/2014 11:11pmRepublicans helped solidify their hold on the U.S. House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the 2010 Census. But was it geography or gerrymandering that gave Republicans an edge in state after state?
03/30/2014 11:21pmRepublicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits.
03/30/2014 11:21pmAmericans voted for divided government. You hear it all the time in Washington, especially after voters in 2012 re-elected a Democratic president, a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Republican majority in the House.
03/30/2014 11:31pm"Give America a raise!" President Barack Obama implored Congress in his State of the Union address.
03/30/2014 11:31pmEven if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year's congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.
03/30/2014 11:32pmEven if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year's congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.
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