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The ten (or eleven) political races in which the Latino vote may count the most

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| Because everyone loves a good list, here's an interesting one that the San Francisco Chronicle posted today on its politics blog: The 10 political races in which the Latino vote will be decisive this Nov.

In the news this morning: Muslim legislator targeted, the weight of the Latino vote, Whitman's new Spanish-language ad, more

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Tea Party official points to Rep. Keith Ellison's worship of Islam as reason to vote against him - New York Daily News A Tea Party Nation leader has sent out a letter targeting Rep.

Latinos enthusiastic about voting: A backlash?

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Have recent media reports about weak voter motivation among Latinos and last week's infamous "don't vote" ads - unaired television ads from a GOP-afiliated group telling Latinos not to vote - had the unexpected effect of whipping up enthusiasm among the Latino electorate?

American snapshot: Lynwood

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Tourists taking photos in the pedestrian zone of downtown Guanajuato? No, it's Plaza Mexico, the Mexican-themed, Korean-American-developed and owned shopping and entertainment complex in Lynwood, Calif.

Haven't heard of State Question 755? Here's why you should

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The Atlantic's politics editor Marc Ambinder wrote yesterday about an as-of-yet obscure "anti-Sharia law" initiative that has made it onto the Oklahoma state ballot, and how if it performs well with voters, we might see a series of similar initiatives used as a cultural wedge issue in other states.

In the news this morning: The midterms approach with immigration politics, the Sanchez-Tran race, GOP Latinos, more

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Immigration and the Midterm Elections - Council on Foreign Relations A backgrounder on the relationship between immigration and politics as the election nears.

What we talk about when we talk about profiling people in airports

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Most of the reader comments that have flooded news sites since NPR's dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams last week, following a remark he made about Muslims during an appearance on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," have been either about his comment or the network's decision to fire him.

Quote of the moment: Obama on immigration reform and the DREAM Act

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"I am still holding out to see if we can get the DREAM Act passed and AgJOBS passed as part of a broader package so we allow ten to twelve million out there who are living in the shadows to come out and not live in fear.