With the U.S. Justice Department saying no to new voter ID laws in Texas and South Carolina, two states that are governed by special provisions of the U.S. Voting Rights Act, the two states have turned to the federal court system to try and get permission to implement their new laws.
Reproductive freedom, health care for women, and contraceptive access have all emerged as talking points in the 2012 election run up. At the polls on Tuesday, women voters came out in favor of Mitt Romney over the more socially conservative Santorum.
Super Tuesday elections across 10 states have Republicans at the polls, choosing who they want to represent their party in this year's presidential election. While each candidate is expected to do well in at least one state, the eyes of the nation are on Ohio and Georgia.
Russians who stood united against Vladimir Putin awoke on Monday to their new political reality. Putin was re-elected. While thousands took to the streets to protest the election, they're also realistic. Many are trying to answer the question, now what?
Mitt Romney's gotten good news in the latest polls. His support is trending upward, buoyed by a series of a high profile endorsements. But Newt Gingrich is seeing an uptick in support as well, especially in southern states.
Vladimir Putin won the presidency of Russia for six more years following last week's election, receiving more than 63 percent of the vote. However, opponents and monitors are questioning the fairness of the election, claiming abuse of election monitors and so-called "carousel voting." Anti-Putin protests are expected at the Moscow Kremlin Monday night.
Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win re-election as president on Sunday. And he can probably do it without fraud. But in the wake of what many say were very fraudulent elections in December, many Russians are volunteering to monitor the votes coming in.
Rush Limbaugh this week went on the offensive against Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who was to testify before Congress about access to contraception. He called her a slut and said she should have to put videos of her sex life online because the public was paying for her contraception.
As Russians prepare to head to the polls on Sunday, voters in the nation's cities are increasingly unhappy with what seems to be almost a foregone conclusion. Vladimir Putin will be re-elected president. But out in the rural areas, support remains wide-spread, if more reserved than it once was.
As Super Tuesday elections approach, three battleground states that are home to large populations of America's blue collar workers will be in play. But blue collar workers are swing group, economically liberal, socially conservative. So just who will they support next week, as well as in November.