April 25, 2012 -
The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that a BP engineer deleted messages he sent to company executives suggesting the amount of oil gushing from the Deepwater Horizon site was much greater than they were telling the public.
January 23, 2012 -
Last week's ruling that federal judges in Texas overstepped their bounds in drawing a minority-friendly set of interim maps for the 2012 elections was interpreted by some as a win for Republicans -- but it's not so clear that's the case.
January 13, 2012 -
At the request of the state's attorney general, a judge in Mississippi this week blocked outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour's release of 21 prisoners over concerns that proper public notice was not given.
January 10, 2012 -
The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a Texas redistricting case that could have major implications for minority voters -- and for which party controls Congress after this year's elections.
October 11, 2011 -
Both comedian Stephen Colbert -- who's pretending to support a fake candidate, Rick Parry -- and supporters of the real Rick Perry have started nonprofit groups that can channel unlimited donations to super PACs with minimal disclosure.