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Voting at a polling station in the garage of the Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters on Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Voting at a polling station in the garage of the Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters on Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

California More Democratic Than Rest of U.S. By Biggest Gap Ever

Just how strongly Democratic is California, the nation’s most populous state? In the Nov. 6 election, California voted more Democratic for president than the rest of the nation by the biggest gap in the history of the state, according to...

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A car sits parked below a painting of Che Guevara in Havana, Cuba.

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A car sits parked below a painting of Che Guevara in Havana, Cuba.

Castros, Guevera, Chavez — Obama’s Crowd in Romney Ad

Updated at 11:25 am EDT There are a few names not lightly mentioned in Miami’s Cuban-American community. One is Fidel Castro, and another is Che Guevera — a couple of figures responsible for the political exile of many hundreds of...

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A sign endorsing President Barack Obama hangs in a window of the Lechonera El Barrio Restaurant in a mostly hispanic district of Orlando, Florida.

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A sign endorsing President Barack Obama hangs in a window of the Lechonera El Barrio Restaurant in a mostly hispanic district of Orlando, Florida.

Florida Hispanic Vote: Obama’s Bet

A banner hung behind Republican Mitt Romney today at his campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, where he was introduced in both English and Spanish: “Necesitamos una recuperation genuina.” “We need a genuine recovery.” It’s the same message his English-language banners have...

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A polling site in Manhattan.

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A polling site in Manhattan.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 23.7 million

That’s how many Hispanics will be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis. That’s an increase from 19.5 million eligible Hispanic voters in 2008, when 9.7 million voted in the election....

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Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, at the Democratic National Convention.

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Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, at the Democratic National Convention.

Castro, Booker: Paths from City Hall in a Swiftly Changing Nation

Most of them have come from governors’ offices in the past century: The presidents of the United States. Some from the Senate. Not since Calvin Coolidge, however, has a one-time mayor of an American city become president. He came from...

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President Barack Obama sits during a break in a taping of Univision's "Meet the Candidates" in Coral Gables, Florida.

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President Barack Obama sits during a break in a taping of Univision's "Meet the Candidates" in Coral Gables, Florida.

Obama’s `Biggest Failure’ — President’s Promise Broken?

President Barack Obama, speaking about his “biggest failure” during his term in office, was asked today if he had broken the promise on which he ran for the White House. No, he said, it shows that work remains to be...

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Mitt Romney arrives on stage to take part in Univision's show "Gran Encuentro" with moderators Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas in Miami on Sept. 19, 2012.

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Mitt Romney arrives on stage to take part in Univision's show "Gran Encuentro" with moderators Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas in Miami on Sept. 19, 2012.

Romney: `Obama-care’ Grandfather

Suddenly, Mitt Romney is taking credit for mandatory health insurance coverage. In the Republican Party’s primaries, it was all the former governor of Massachusetts could do to dodge the challenges of party rivals in televised debates comparing the health-insurance mandate...

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