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Zuckerberg Joins Big-Money PAC to Loosen Immigration

Hard-line GOP strategist is among bipartisan consultants

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg, political advocate? Yep, the Facebook CEO has joined other executives in forming an advocacy group that's likely to focus on various issues, starting with US immigration, Politico reports. No surprise there: It's already a hot topic among Silicon Valley executives competing for global talent. And Zuckerberg... More »

NY Dem Is First Candidate to Get Push From Obama

Email urges area activists to support Scott Murphy for Congress

(Newser) - For the first time since his swearing-in, President Obama is getting involved in a campaign. The Huffington Post reports that Obama has sent out an email to about 50,000 people in and around New York’s 20th congressional district, urging them to elect Democrat Scott Murphy. “To restore... More »

Obama Found His Identity in Chicago's Gritty South Side

Political journey began in years as organizer

(Newser) - Between graduating college and starting Harvard Law School, Barack Obama spent three years working as a community organizer on Chicago's South Side. As he learned how to rally and mobilize people to progressive causes, he also developed a greater understanding of his identity as an African American. The New York ... More »

Housing Woes May Take Toll on GOP

As foreclosures mount in exurbs, Republican voters shift allegiances

(Newser) - Having played a central role in the GOP’s 2004 organizing success, America's exurbs are swinging to the left as a result of the housing crunch, the LA Times reports. With sliding home prices and soaring foreclosure rates, voters in high-growth counties across the country are growing anxious and turning... More »

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