politics & society
No Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are supporting the Democrat's version of the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act — a bill that once enjoyed bipartisan support. They have their own, competing version that women's advocates say won't cut it.
Newt Gingrich is committed to making sure Mitt Romney isn't the Republican nominee for president of the United States. But on Tuesday, he failed to win two states that many had said were crucial to his victory.
As Republicans and Democrats compete for support from Latino voters in November, Democrats are trying to use Republican opposition to the DREAM act as a way to pull Latinos to their side of the aisle.
In a bit of domestic and global political theatre, President Barack Obama brought British Prime Minister David Cameron to Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday night to watch the opening game of the NCAA Tournament.
It was a big night for Rick Santorum, who rolled back strong efforts by Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney to come away with election night victories in two key southern battleground states: Mississippi and Alabama.
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.
The price at the pump is climbing and President Barack Obama's poll numbers are sinking. But Republicans and Democrats aren't really doing anything new to address the prices, merely rehashing old talking points. But is there anything they even can do?
Many Latinos who are eligible to become citizens, aren't taking the time to go through the process. And many who are citizens aren't bothering to vote. That dilutes what should be a powerful voting block, but activists are trying to get them to become more politically engaged.
In Alabama and Mississippi, immigration reform is at the forefront of political debates. Controversial laws that limit opportunities for immigrant students in several Southern states have prompted immigrant allies to develop a 21st century "underground railroad" of assistance for their undocumented neighbors.
As of Friday, "Kony 2012," a video produced by the non-profit group Invisible Children has been viewed over 56 million times. It's a call for global awareness and action against the notorious Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. But there's been criticism of the filmmaker as well.