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  • Redistricting 101: Eight facts about redrawing the US political map

    Redistricting 101: Eight facts about redrawing the US political map

    Every 10 years, everyone in the United States gets counted – all 308,745,538 of them, according to the 2010 Census. The number of representatives in Congress, however, stays at 435. Dividing the larger number by the smaller gives the average number of people in each congressional district (now 709,760). But Americans move around a lot – for new jobs or better weather, to be closer to family, or just for the adventure. As a result, the boundaries of those congressional districts have to shift to make sure that each district has as close to the same number of people as possible. And that shifting can have important political, economic, and social consequences. That’s what ‘redistricting’ is all about.

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  • Why Anaheim, known for Disney and the Angels, erupted in violence this week

    The fatal police shootings of two young Hispanic men in Anaheim last weekend led to an explosion of ethnic and socioeconomic resentments that have festered for years.

  • Redistricting 101: Eight facts about redrawing the US political map

    Redistricting 101: Eight facts about redrawing the US political map

    Every 10 years, everyone in the United States gets counted – all 308,745,538 of them, according to the 2010 Census. The number of representatives in Congress, however, stays at 435. Dividing the larger number by the smaller gives the average number of people in each congressional district (now 709,760). But Americans move around a lot – for new jobs or better weather, to be closer to family, or just for the adventure. As a result, the boundaries of those congressional districts have to shift to make sure that each district has as close to the same number of people as possible. And that shifting can have important political, economic, and social consequences. That’s what ‘redistricting’ is all about.

  • Rights groups denounce proposed bills to remove 'birthright citizenship'

    Rights groups denounce proposed bills to remove 'birthright citizenship'

    Immigrant rights groups in Mexico and the US are up in arms over 'birthright citizenship' legislation to deny citizenship to American-born children of illegal residents.

  • Arizona immigration law 101: seven lawsuits, and counting

    Arizona immigration law 101: seven lawsuits, and counting

    A federal judge on Thursday hears two lawsuits challenging the tough Arizona immigration law, including the one filed by the Obama administration. Here's a look at the law and the seven cases against it.

  • Hispanics push Obama for a Supreme Court seat

    Hispanics push Obama for a Supreme Court seat

    There's never been a Hispanic on the high court though they're 15 percent of the US population.