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President Barack Obama arrives in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 14, 2012, for his first post election day news conference. Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

President Barack Obama arrives in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 14, 2012, for his first post election day news conference. Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

Obama: Election Soon `Forgotten’

On Day One of his presidency, Republican Mitt Romney liked to say in his TV ads, he’d start taking care of all sorts of business. He promised an ambitious agenda, starting with the repeal of “Obama-care.” On Day One after...

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Mi Familia Vota is a national organization working to unite the Latino community and its allies to ensure social and economic justice through increased civic participation, with offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Texas.

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Mi Familia Vota is a national organization working to unite the Latino community and its allies to ensure social and economic justice through increased civic participation, with offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Texas.

Arizona: Remember to Vote — Nov. 8 — Guide for Spanish-Speakers

Spanish-speakers in Arizona’s most populous county have twice been given information from the elections department listing the wrong date to vote. The mistakes come as polls show Latinos helping to tighten the race between Democrat Richard Carmona and six-term Republican...

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President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama at the end of the second presidential debate on Oct. 16, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama at the end of the second presidential debate on Oct. 16, 2012.

Michelle Obama: `Party Hard’ Nov. 7

The Obamas’ 20th wedding anniversary didn’t go so well — to hear both them and public opinion polls tell it. The evening of their emerald celebration was consumed by a presidential debate with Republican Mitt Romney. “A year from now,...

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JayDanny Cooper urges Alabama residents to vote in the primary on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham.

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JayDanny Cooper urges Alabama residents to vote in the primary on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham.

Would Weekend Voting Boost Voter Turnout?

In an effort to boost voter participation in U.S. elections, some members of Congress want weekend voting, amending the 167-year-old law that mandates Tuesday elections. Voters would cast ballots on the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November in even-numbered...

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