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The Era of Partisanship Isn't Over
the GOP. Congressional districts have also become more homogenous along racial and ideological lines, in part because of gerrymandering but also because of natural population shifts. That encourages House members to vote on a more partisan basis in order
Too Poor for Dental Care Robs Wife of Husband's Kiss
medical clinics for the nation's 50 million uninsured. This is only the second film for Reichert, 34, whose first, " Gerrymandering ," premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival; it was the first for Zaman, 29. RELATED: Medicaid Coverage Puts Emergency
State Of The Union: Guns, Jobs, #SOTU (The Note)
will have to wait until Democrats can win the House and enough Senate seats to overcome GOP resistance; thanks to House gerrymandering and a Senate map that could favor Republicans in 2014, that will likely take more than two years. After coming very close
What If Undocumented Immigrants Had Voted in 2012?
meaning the undocumented population is concentrated in cities and suburbs. But with heavy congressional-district gerrymandering in Southwestern states such as Texas, where Republicans control the state legislature, it's possible newly legal voters
Why Congress Is Dysfunctional
Ornstein wrote this month in Foreign Policy Magazine . The polarization now seen in Congress can be partly attributed to gerrymandering , where state legislatures draw lines of congressional districts that create "safe" seats for members of their own party
Candidate A Gets 11 Votes; Candidate B Gets 70 Million Votes; The Winner: Candidate A!
There are a number of structural problems with American democracy . Gerrymandering , in which partisan state lawmakers do their best to create squiggly congressional districts that stretch octopus-like to encompass
The Bind That Ties Obama And Romney Together (The Note)
s David Chalian in the latest edition of Top Line to discuss his new book "We Can All Do Better." They talked about gerrymandering and the problem of money in politics. WATCH HERE: http://yhoo.it/L5Dg6V WHO'S TWEETING? @RobertACaro : To
'This Week' Extra: The Economic Panel's Post-Show Thoughts
entrepreneurial foundation of our country. Why? Because our tax code and regulatory structures have been written, negotiated and gerrymandered by big business, big labor, and big government. The thicket of complexity has become too impenetrable to navigate for
The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, April 2, 2012
Romney a boost " Republicans in Maryland have been ruled by Democrats for almost two centuries. They have been divided into gerrymandered districts that dilute their ability to elect members to Congress. And their disorganized ranks have left the party's
Santorum Camp Declares Michigan a Tie, Denies Liberal Mischief
state party to determine who won each congressional district. County-by-county results are publicly available, but the gerrymandered legislative districts straddle county lines, making for a more complicated counting process. "Despite outspending us
Political Fault Lines Emerging in the Redistricting Battle
Republicans accuse Democrats of gerrymandering in Illinois, a Democratically controlled legal battle in courts. Partisan gerrymandering occurs when one party redraws district Republicans say the Democrats' charge of gerrymandering in Texas is hypocritical, given their
Redistricting Battles Begin: Could Your Congress Member be in the Line of Fire?
New boundaries have to take into account population changes, demographic shifts and minority representation. Partisan " gerrymandering " isn't always a matter of one party increasing outright the number of districts that they know will favor them. It mainly
Technology allows citizens to be part of redistricting process
software tout it as an antidote to gerrymandering — the drawing of odd-shaped districts boundaries, lest they be accused of gerrymandering . The Voting Rights Act says new pride, but also for good government. Gerrymandered maps rig the process by excluding
Gerrymandering Under Fire
grabs. It's called gerrymandering and if the subject of new film. Gerrymandering is maybe the greatest dot com as 120 most gerrymandered in the nation pinched But in the end the gerrymandering worked and Martin Frostthe lines that's a recipe for someone beaches power grabs. It's called gerrymandering and if the subject of -- new film. Gerrymandering is maybe the greatest collection scam ever perpetrated on the American people aside from outright fraud. This is the best way to control elections that you can. Case in point Maryland's third congressional district listed by slate dot com as 120 most gerrymandered in the nation pinched at one point to the width of a single block. Just that way is Maryland's second congressional districthiding out in Oklahoma and New Mexico. But in the end the gerrymandering worked -- and Martin Frost and five other Texas Democrats lost their districts and their jobs. It is crass political motivation. Because
'Gerrymandering' Director on 'Top Line'
out with a brand to fill political gerrymandering and it's a very timely. Very important and Texas. what do you know about gerrymandering most people dismayed that did most But that's just that may be this gerrymandering thing isn't so determined is ifa documentary filmmaker who -- out with a brand to fill political gerrymandering and it's -- a very timely. Very important issue one of those still issues that we don't -- a lot about IDC California and Florida and Texas. -- what do you know about gerrymandering most people dismayed that did most common response was. Jerry who. President he's at what he was actually a real person Gary knows yet how Gary. Yes from -- -- -- question -- -- but we're now headed into a midterm election where it looks like one party's gonna lose more than twenty seats against me the third election in a row. But that's just that may be this gerrymandering thing isn't so determined is if in fact we can have wave election after wave election after wave election. -- but we can look at and say could would the waves have been bigger. Have the lines are -- on the -- -- where I mean I I actually face the same question in 2006 -- -- in the -- of thinking about the movie. What the implications of gerrymandering are. And then all of a sudden Democrats retook congress and that wasn't -- and everybody predicted but I looked at it
Roundtable II: This Week in Politics
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house seats protected by gerrymandering . And the Republicans usually Republicans traditionally have gerrymandering incumbency and there. Superior ain't bad. First all gerrymandered there plenty of districts back control. In which the gerrymandering did not is not does notbe the power of incumbency. The number of house seats protected by gerrymandering . And the Republicans usually strong get out the vote effort. Gary -- ABC news New York. To talk about all this I'm joined now by our political director Mark Halperin -- mark. Hello Nancy. So Gary Langer mentioned right at the end of his -- these three huge advantages that the Republicans traditionally have gerrymandering incumbency and there. Superior get out the vote effort. Will those be enough to put them over the top to get them where they need to get this time around. They're gonna have to update version of the meat -- ballad which is -- probably not about -- talking about later in the show gets -- -- one out of three ain't bad. First all gerrymandered there -- plenty of districts now -- state including fifteen open seats. Which would be enough for Democrats to take back control. In which the gerrymandering did not is not does not seem to be working where Republican even though the districts were drawn to help them. Are in some danger there at least tied -- in some cases behind. In terms the advantages of incumbency decides to gerrymandering . That's generally means -- well known. And there well liked. And they can raise more money none of those things seem to
DGA: 2010 'Might Be More Important' Than 2008
governor of Florida has veto authority over redistricting and whoever is in that role was gonna make sure that the Republicans gerrymandered way too. More congressional seats are majority the Steelers. But then let's let's turn in the midwest for second placeis in that role was gonna make sure that the Republicans -- gerrymandered -- way too. More congressional seats are majority the Steelers. But then let's let's turn in the midwest for second place haven't
Martin Frost: Reapportionment 'No Great Surprise'
entire plan The Catholic I think it a little good government and it's an that the redistricting has become such. signs the gerrymandering . He's is just it in saint socially you know depending on who's in control. You you you you can control it these districtsit's an that the -- redistricting has become such. -- signs the gerrymandering . He's -- -- is just it in saint socially you know depending on who's in control. You you you you can control