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83% of Congressional Districts Trended Republican in 2010

Two years after Barack Obama and Democrats reached their electoral high point, the political pendulum swung quickly and definitively back to Republicans in 2010. It was a political “whiplash” of sorts — a swift refudiation of the way the country was moving.
Republicans reclaimed congressional districts from the New Hampshire coast to the swamps of [...]

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Google Maps and the Best Election Resource of 2010

“I’ve used the Google to bring up maps,” George W. Bush shared in 2006. “I kinda like to look at the ranch.” ¬†Four years later, Google Maps is still the best resource for ranch-gazing from Washington, but now the site has a fantastic new feature that will be far more valuable to those in politics [...]

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Walking Through Congressional Districts… Via Google Maps

Street View is the latest product from Google that both amazes and alarms us. By taking millions of photos from the back of a Chevy Cobalt, Google has brought the images of far-flung neighborhoods to the comforts of our own laptops. It’s also caught some pretty funny scenes on film, including …

A Cleveland [...]

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