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The impact of high Latino voter turnout at the polls

Immigration reform has been on Congress' back burner for months and it barely came up during the Presidential campaign. However, heavy Latino voter turnout may renew interest on Capitol Hill.
Bob Filner
San Diego has elected its first Democratic mayor in two decades, signaling yet another sign of changing demographics. Congressman Bob Filner defeated Republican City Councilman Carl Demaio by just three percentage points.
Ari Shapiro

NPR's Ari Shapiro reflects on covering Romney's campaign

NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro joins Take Two to talk about his experience covering Mitt Romney's campaign, plus what he's up to in his free time.
A technician edits a pornographic movie

What does Measure B mean for porn industry in Los Angeles?

Steven Hirsch of Vivid Entertainment joins Take Two to talk about the potential impact of the passage of Measure B.
McMahon 2012
In Connecticut, Republican wrestling magnate Linda McMahon lost her second try for the U.S. Senate after spending more than $40 million of her own money. She spent nearly $50 million on another losing Senate run two years ago.
From multimillion-dollar campaigns to a race that was run on a shoe string, how OC kindergarten teacher Angelica Amezcua won a seat on the Santa Ana City Council.
USDA Defines Organic Standards

Mark Bittman explains why Prop 37 failed in California

New York Times food writer Mark Bittman was an outspoken advocate for prop 37, he explains why he thinks the measure failed.

LA cartoonist depicts imaginary world of Barack Obama

Comic strip artist Steven Weissman is back to work. That's because the main character in his most recent book of comic strips is sticking around for four more years.
movie theater

Remakes Market festival mines foreign films for US adaptation

In recent years, the movie industry has largely relied on sequels and franchises to drive movie goers to the box office. Now, Variety reports that the remakes market is branching out internationally and attracting a growing number of documentary story lines.

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