Check out National Journal’s Election 2012 page for all your election night needs. Here’s a map showing when polls will be closing across the country. Click on the link to scroll over the map and see hours in EST. Alaska closes at midnight. I’ll be here until all votes are counted. Buckle in and get excited about Election Night 2012!
The Voices of the Drought
It’s HOT outside. But hey, you knew that. 52 percent of the U.S. is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions. So what about the farmers, how are they handling the heat? We asked them. Hear how farmers, small-business owners and local governments are dealing with the heat.
View a history of droughts above and how Congress acted.
I was in Texas last week where the yellow grass crunches under your feet and Austin’s Lake Travis is about 45 feet lower than it should be. -BdM
There are eight days left before South Carolina voters head to the polls, and Republican presidential candidates are racing across the state to reach as many voters as they can. But are they spending their time efficiently?
Talk to any old hand in the Palmetto State and you’ll find some gripe about a presidential campaign’s schedule. Read more »
Where Obama’s White Vote Matters Less in 2012: In this interactive map and chart, National Journal projects the percentage of the white vote that President Obama will need to carry an individual state in 2012.
Our map of nationwide union protests has been updated.
Graphic: The Suez Canal
There is no indication so far that whatever replaces Egypt’s Mubarak regime would close the Suez Canal. But doing so would create the 21st century’s worst bottleneck and a major geopolitical crisis. Here is a breakdown of what the canal means to the rest of the world.
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An interactive map of the recent areas of unrest throughout Africa and the Middle East.