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September 20th, 2014
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Archive: News / Page Two / Politics (15 Stories)

Early Mass. Senate district dubbed 1st gerrymander

03/31/2014 3:10am
Just 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.

The GOP advantage: Geography or gerrymandering?

03/31/2014 3:10am
Republicans 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?

GOP has a built-in advantage in fight for US House

03/31/2014 3:10am
Even 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.

Unwanted feat for Dems: More votes, fewer seats

03/31/2014 3:10am
Democratic 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.

GOP, Democrats represent very different districts

03/31/2014 3:20am
One reason Congress is so polarized: Republicans and Democrats represent very different people.

6 states show how GOP tilted House playing field

03/31/2014 3:20am
Americans 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.

Results from independent redistricting are mixed

03/31/2014 3:20am
A few states have turned to independent or arms-length commissions to limit political influences when redrawing congressional and legislative districts.

GOP uses historic win to remake North Carolina map

03/31/2014 3:20am
The 2012 election should have been a good one for Democrats running for Congress in North Carolina.

Congressional redistricting 101

03/31/2014 3:20am
Every 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.

Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats

03/31/2014 3:30am
Republicans 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.

Poverty, income levels drive minimum wage debate

03/31/2014 3:30am
"Give America a raise!" President Barack Obama implored Congress in his State of the Union address.

GOP has built-in advantage in fight for US House

03/31/2014 7:40am
Even 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.

Analysts say Utah redistricting tough on Democrats

03/31/2014 1:47pm
Utah'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.

Abbott shifts to schools in Texas governor's race

03/31/2014 2:31pm
Republican Greg Abbott has tried to shift the Texas governor's race back to education — but not over classroom spending cuts.

3 judges randomly selected for Utah same-sex marriage case

03/31/2014 4:45pm
Three veteran 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judges will hear arguments next week in Utah's same-sex marriage case.
 
   
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