September 4, 2012 -
With conventions in Florida and North Carolina, all eyes are on the South. Here's your crash course in the key issues and trends to watch in the region's fast-changing political landscape.
August 22, 2012 -
The theme of the Republican National Convention in Florida is "We Built This," an echo of the GOP's anti-government spending message. But bashing the public sector may not fly in Florida, a state that relies on defense dollars, the space program and other taxpayer-funded programs for economic survival.
July 5, 2012 -
A year ago, it looked like the war over voting was a once-sided rout for lawmakers pushing photo ID and other new voting restrictions. But through organizing and litigation, voting rights advocates have forced a draw in key Southern states -- and in some cases, scored big victories.
May 25, 2012 -
A recent U.S. appeals court upheld a key provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act against its latest challenge -- but it also opened the door for the Supreme Court to strike down the landmark civil rights legislation.
March 14, 2012 -
Rick Santorum beat the pollsters' predictions to win GOP primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. What's propelling Santorum's Southern victories? And what does it say about his chances for the White House?
January 5, 2012 -
Tea Party activists and conservatives are putting their hopes in the South Carolina primary to push the 2012 presidential race to the right. But the state may also be a symbol of the Tea Party's waning power.
December 21, 2011 -
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November 29, 2011 -
In two of the country's biggest and most influential political states, battles over how communities will be represented in new state and Congressional districts have escalated -- and may not be resolved in time for next year's primaries.