Global Politics

Our stories explore the politics behind the news, with analysis ranging from Washington, DC to Damascas, Syria

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A powerful politician kills a bill that advocates say would have protected veterans

Many for-profit colleges have been frozen out of the federal student financial aid pipeline, because they feel to meet certain standards. But those standards don't apply through funds veterans receive under the G.I. Bill. A pair of California legislators tried to change that, but they were batted down by a powerful politician — with ties to the for-profit college industry.

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Pakistan Building its Own Drones

Pakistan says it has asked the US more than once to equip it with Predator drones- but it says the those requests have been turned down. Now, the Pakistanis are building an attack drone on home soil with foreign help. Laura Lynch reports.

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Romney Alienates Latino Mormons

Between their religion and their generally conservative culture, Mitt Romney ought to have a lock on their vote. But many in the Latino Mormon community are torn between voting for a fellow Mormon - and their dislike of his immigration policies.