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In Chicago Mayoral Runoff, An Inside Look At The Challenger’s Campaign

April 6, 2015
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia arrives at his polling place to vote on election day February 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a longtime activist and politician from Chicago’s Mexican community, is giving Rahm Emanuel a run for his money.

In Ferguson, City Council Election Gains National Attention

April 6, 2015
Pro-police demonstrators protest outside the Ferguson police station on March 15, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Tomorrow’s election could shake up the predominately white political leadership in the majority black suburb of St. Louis.

Social Media Buzz: From A Pizzeria’s Political Stance To John Oliver’s Talk With Snowden

April 6, 2015
A sign at Memories Pizza, a pizzeria in Walkerton, Indiana. (Courtesy Jane Q./Yelp)

Mashable’s viral content editor joins us to look at stories gaining traction online, including John Oliver’s recent interview with Edward Snowden.

How Indiana And Iran Are Shaping The 2016 Election

April 3, 2015
Demonstrator JD Ford speaks outside the City County Building on March 30, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The group called on the state house to roll back the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say can be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Enrique Acevedo of Univision and Julie Mason of SirusXM discuss the latest in 2016 presidential election politics.

Backlash Over Religious Freedom Laws Marks New Moment In Culture Wars

April 2, 2015
Demonstrator JD Ford speaks outside the City County Building on March 30, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The group called on the state house to roll back the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say can be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

We look at what these laws – and the backlash over them – say about the social and cultural moment we’re in right now.

Sports World Criticizes Indiana Law

April 2, 2015
Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the 2015 Final Four, is seen on April 1, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

NASCAR has joined the NBA, WNBA and NCAA in voicing concerns about the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Sen. Menendez Defiant After Indictment On 14 Counts Of Corruption

April 2, 2015
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks at a press conference on April 1, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. Menendez has been indicted on federal corruption charges of conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

The charges include conspiracy to commit bribery and fraud, in connection with a Florida ophthalmologist who was also charged.

California Governor Orders Mandatory Water Restrictions

April 1, 2015
Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the California Department of Water Resources, left, leads his group out to measure snow levels near Echo Summit, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (Steve Yeater/AP)

Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered state officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history.

Reversible Abortions? Doctors Question Arizona Law

April 1, 2015

Arizona’s governor has signed a law requiring doctors who perform drug-induced abortions to tell women the procedure may be reversible.

Arkansas Governor Urges Changes To Religious Objection Bill

April 1, 2015
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks during a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (Danny Johnston/AP)

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the measure wasn’t intended to allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Nigeria’s Peaceful Handover Of Power Is ‘Huge’

April 1, 2015
Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari waves in Abuja on April 1, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)

The apparent successful show of democracy marks a historic moment for the West African country.

Buhari’s Campaign: Nigeria’s President Concedes Defeat

March 31, 2015
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left), and APC main opposition party's presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari shake hands under the eyes of Chairman of the Abuja Peace Accord former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar (center), after signing the renewal of the pledges for peaceful elections on March 26, 2015 in Abuja. Security is a major concern at Saturday's vote both from Boko Haram violence against voters and polling stations to clashes between rival supporters. In 2011, around 1,000 people were killed in violence after Jonathan beat Buhari to the presidency. (Philip Ojisua/AFP/Getty Images)

Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign says President Goodluck Jonathan has called to concede defeat.

15 Years Later, Putin Is Still In Power And Popular At Home

March 31, 2015
Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Recent polls out of Russia indicate that the president’s popularity among Russians has increased through the years.

U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 28 Percent

March 31, 2015
US President Barack Obama (2L), Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall (2R) and Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt (R) listen while Eric Haukdal, an energy manager at the Department of Energy headquarters, speaks about the solar panels on the roof at the Department of Energy, March 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The Obama administration is pledging to cut emissions by up to 28 percent by 2025, but it has not yet explained how it will do that.

Indiana Governor Wants Changes To Religious Freedom Law

March 31, 2015
Demonstrators gather outside the City County Building on March 30, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The group called on the state house to roll back the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say can be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Gov. Mike Pence says he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week, clarifying that the new law does not allow discrimination.

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