March 28, 2012 -
The same week that internal memos reveal how anti-gay marriage advocates attempted to sow discord among allies, the debate over Amendment One in North Carolina shows growing rifts in the conservative movement.
March 14, 2012 -
Rick Santorum beat the pollsters' predictions to win GOP primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. What's propelling Santorum's Southern victories? And what does it say about his chances for the White House?
February 1, 2012 -
Pundits and politicians are scouring the Florida primary results for clues about November. Two of the biggest trends that were revealed: The changing face of Sunshine State politics, and the growing role of Big Money.
January 27, 2012 -
With South Carolina's new voter ID bill facing federal scrutiny, a Republican official claimed to have found over 900 cases of dead voters casting a ballot. But then the claims started to unravel, and officials won't release the list of supposedly suspect voters.
January 12, 2012 -
The Department of Justice has stepped up its involvement on voting rights in challenging voter ID laws. But the cases may push debate over the Voting Rights Act into a hostile Supreme Court.
December 13, 2011 -
After civil rights and good government groups launch new campaigns to fight new voting restrictions, the Obama Justice Department is signaling its willingness to push back against laws they argue could lock out disenfranchised voters in 2012.
November 17, 2011 -
In the ongoing wars over immigration and redistricting, Louisiana filed a lawsuit this week which challenges the very idea of counting undocumented residents as "persons" in drawing up Congressional maps.
October 4, 2011 -
Rachel Maddow talks with Jane Mayer, author of the much-discussed new profile of Art Pope in the New Yorker, about the multi-millionaire's money and agenda in the 2012 battleground state of North Carolina.