Trouble Comes, As Trouble Goes Vol. 14 No. 10

Posted on March 16, 2016 in Countdown
AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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The Midwest Could Change Everything in the 2016 Elections

Posted by Shadi Matar on March 14, 2016 in Blog
After Sen. Bernie Sanders shocking (or not so shocking) victory in last week’s Michigan Primary and with Donald Trump continuing to dominate among Republican voters many are hoping that “Super Tuesday 2.0” will change the playing field for all the candidates in this year's presidential elections. On March 15 there are 367 delegates up for grabs which could create interesting scenarios for each candidate moving forward.
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Arab Americans in the Sunshine State

Posted by Eddie Bejarano on March 14, 2016 in Blog
As Florida heads to the polls tomorrow, March 15, the Arab American community is ready to leave its mark on one of the country’s most politically, and symbolically, important primaries. 246 democratic delegates and 99 republican delegates are up for grabs. By Wednesday morning, both parties may have a much clearer picture of who their presidential nominee will be and like in Michigan, Arab Americans in Florida are looking to play a vital role in the outcome.
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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 9: Breakdowns & Brussels

Posted on March 14, 2016 in Countdown
AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of March 11

Posted by Joan Hanna on March 11, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

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Sanders' Not So Surprising Upset in Dearborn, Michigan

Posted by Maya Berry on March 09, 2016 in Blog
Senator Bernie Sanders' upset victory in Michigan is rightly producing headlines today. However, some of the narrative includes tired and old assumptions about the fact that Senator Sanders won the city of Dearborn, home to the largest concentration of Arab Americans in the country.
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Half a Million Arab Americans will make a Difference in the Michigan Primaries

Posted by Shadi Matar on March 07, 2016 in Blog

In the lead up to tomorrow’s primary in Michigan, both parties’ candidates have been courting the votes of the sizeable Arab American community, which accounts for at least 5% of the Michigan electorate. With almost half a million Arab Americans in the state, and 147 and 59 delegates on the line for the Democratic and Republican candidates respectively, the community will be a definitive factor in the upcoming primary. Over the last few weeks, many members of the Arab American community have gotten opportunities to meet with Republican and Democratic candidates to engage them on the issues that matter deeply to the nation and the Arab American community.

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Will the GOP Implode?

Posted on March 07, 2016 in Washington Watch
This has been one crazy political week. It has been so tumultuous and, in some ways, so calamitous for the Republican party, that we may be witnessing a fatal rupturing of the GOP.
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of March 4

Posted by Shadi Matar on March 04, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

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Trump: Feeding the “Monster”

Posted on February 29, 2016 in Washington Watch
Donald Trump's candidacy is American politics reduced to the absurd. It is theater in its most stripped down form—a show where the content is not as important as the event and the raw emotion it evokes.
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