Census Figures Indicate Shift in the Political Landscape
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The City of Bell threw all the bums out in yesterday's city council election, but in Los Angeles -- to steal a headline from LA Observed — voters cancelled the revolution. We hear the results. We also look at the latest census data, which shows that California is changing before our eyes in racial and ethnic demography, shifting centers of population and political power. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, candidate Barack Obama said there was a better way to treat suspected terrorists than indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay. Now a long-time Guantanamo detainee will face a military tribunal there under his administration. We'll hear the pros and cons.
Banner image: Census Bureau Director Robert Groves presents the 2010 Census apportionment counts of the US House of Representatives
Post-Election Analysis ()
With just one exception, Los Angeles voters re-elected every City Council incumbent on yesterday's ballot, even though all seven were challenged. With just one exception, every measure the Council put on the ballot passed, too.
Census Figures Indicate Shift in the Political Landscape ()
Since it became a state in 1850, California grew so fast that it gained congressional seats after every census. Not this time around. Growth just isn't the story any more, but the way the population is shifting. One major impact of census data will be on the reapportionment of legislative and congressional districts.
Suspected Terrorists and Guantanamo Bay ()
The first prisoner to face a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay during the Obama Administration will be the alleged mastermind of the bombing of the US destroyer Cole in the year 2000. The President says he still wants to close Guantanamo, but Congress has tied his hands.
- Dafna Linzer: ProPublica
- David Remes: attorney
- Ken Gude: Center for American Progress
- Shibley Telhami: University of Maryland
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