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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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of February 26

Posted by Joan Hanna on February 26, 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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Gerrymandering in North Carolina is One of Many 2016 Redistricting Battles

Posted by Shadi Matar on February 26, 2016 in Blog

Allegations of racial gerrymandering in North Carolina’s 1st and 12th districts have gone to trial over what some say are the the worst cases of racially motivated district maps in the country.

North Carolina state officials recently asked the Supreme Court to postpone a District Court decision that would require them to re-draw the boundary lines of two congressional districts. The two congressional districts were previously determined to be unconstitutional by the District Court.

The District Court decision cited that the current maps that were drawn in 2011 are unconstitutional, based on...

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Ask RNC Chair Reince Priebus to Reject Bigotry

Posted on February 25, 2016 in Action Alerts

The 2016 election cycle has seen an unprecedented amount of hateful rhetoric. Late last  year, the Arab American Institute joined 45 other civil rights and community-based advocacy organizations to write to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz to express our deep concern regarding the divisive rhetoric used by some presidential candidates seeking America’s highest public office.

Citing ugly and dangerous anti-Muslim rhetoric used by some candidates, we called on the national committee chairs to categorically reject this type of bigotry and to state on...

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The "Meta-Issues" Behind the Sanders-Clinton Contest

Posted on February 22, 2016 in Washington Watch
The Democratic presidential primary race is shaping up to be a fascinating contest between the voters' views of two distinct political personalities. Some find this state of affairs confounding, believing that the election should have been a "slam-dunk" for Hillary Clinton—the former First Lady, twice elected Senator from New York, and former Secretary of State. That a 74-year-old socialist Senator from Vermont is giving her, quite literally, a "run for the money," is stunning.
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2016 Election News Roundup: Week of February 19

Posted by Shadi Matar on February 19, 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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Countdown Vol. 14, No. 5: Calling All Warm & Fuzzies

Posted on February 17, 2016 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: AIPAC wins and loses; all out war erupts between Republicans; a race for the races between Dems; the much needed Syria agreement looks shaky; Scalia's replacement fight is a simple matter.
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Sanders is Right: Iraq is Important

Posted on February 15, 2016 in Washington Watch
Bernie Sanders has been unfairly criticized for being a "Johnny One Note" on foreign policy because he continually reminds voters of his early opposition to the Iraq War. To explain why he continues to emphasize the importance of his decision to oppose that war, Sanders has pointed to the speech he gave back in October 2002 in which he laid out five important reasons why he feared the Bush Administration's march to war.
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