By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve.
Dems go on attack, visit red states to boost DREAM Act
By David Pitt and Charles Babington The Associated Press AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kicking off an August of likely intense debate over immigration, the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat traveled to Iowa August 2 to rebuke House Republicans who oppose major changes embraced by the Senate.
Political odd couple together on voting law
By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The white Wisconsin lawyer and the black preacher from Georgia strode into the Senate hearing room together and took their seats, shoulder-to-shoulder, at the witness table. Veteran lawmakers and experts in civil rights law, they had been here before.
Immigration bill faces uncertain future in House
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The immigration debate is shifting to the Republican-led House, where lawmakers have shown little appetite for the large-scale, comprehensive approach their Senate colleagues embraced last week.
Asians, Latinos win it for Inslee
By Manuel Valdes The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect
EDITORIAL: Time for real change in the Republican Party
When Barack Obama first won the presidency in 2008 in an electoral landslide, there was much talk about how the Republican Party needed to do some “soul searching.” People spoke about how something at the core of the GOP might need to change.
Texas out to save ‘discriminatory’ voter ID maps
By Paul J. Weber The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — On Election Day in Texas, the mere act of voting would have been fresh flexing of Republican power: Show a photo ID, then cast a ballot in a political district likely drawn to favor GOP candidates.
Calif. GOP struggles for young voters and minorities voters
By Juliet Williams The Associated Press BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the California Republican Party acknowledge they must broaden their appeal to Asians, Hispanics, young voters, and women to ensure relevancy for a party that has been losing registration and elections at a fast clip in recent years.
Jindal takes an easy ride back into La. office
By Melinda DeSlatte The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It was a landslide win by any measure. Gov. Bobby Jindal had a cake walk into a second term, turning back nine challengers who couldn’t muster name recognition or significant financing to put up a major challenge.
Democrat Hanabusa wins Hawaii race for Congress
HONOLULU (AP) — Democrat Colleen Hanabusa ousted Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Djou from the U.S. House seat representing urban Honolulu