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12:01pm

Tue July 12, 2011
Politics

The 'Tequila Party' Hopes to Stir Latino Voters

A police officer, left, tries to keep the peace as immigrant rights protester Bobby DeVeaux, middle, and "Tea Party" supporter David Jones, right, argue as 450 immigrant rights protesters march on the Arizona Capitol last spring.
Ross D. Franklin ASSOCIATED PRESS

Just as the Tea Party drew heavily on a public backlash against government spending, another new political movement — the Tequila Party — aims to use the latest crackdown on illegal immigration to motivate Latinos to vote in 2012.

Arizona Republican DeeDee Garcia Blase formed the National Tequila Party Movement as an answer to a Tea Party influence she blames for increased political opposition to immigration.

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12:00pm

Tue July 12, 2011
Economy

Financial Recovery Looks More Like 'Man-covery'

In the last two years of financial recovery, women and teens have struggled as men steadily gained jobs. To learn why, host Michel Martin speaks with Employment Policies Institute Research Fellow Michael Saltsman and the National Women's Law Center's Joan Entmacher.

11:54am

Tue July 12, 2011
News

Obama Cracks Down On Medical Marijuana

Ryan Cook reaches for a jar of medical marijuana at one of his clinics in Denver, Colo. on June 24.
Ed Andrieski AP

In many ways, things have been looking up for supporters of medical marijuana. Opinion polls now suggest that the American public is swinging behind the idea — and it's already legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia. But the Obama administration has been taking a very different view lately.

Marijuana has been cropping up all over the country, becoming legal for medical use in places like Montana and Colorado, where the drug's so available that it became a target on Saturday Night Live this year.

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10:32am

Tue July 12, 2011
Opinion

The Nation: All Homework And No Play

Several schools across the country are making decision to lessen the homework load on students.
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Britney Wilson is a writer, best-known for her poetry which was featured on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents: Brave New Voices. She is currently pursuing her B.A. in English at Howard University.

In an era when many schoolchildren are "waiting for superman" to save them from the inadequacies of the education system, some people seem to think that students are working too hard.

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10:27am

Tue July 12, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: Let The Little Light Shine

Indian workers pull a rope to tug an electrical cable at a construction site in New Delhi, India on Sunday.
Gurinder Osan AP

Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation.

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