May 4, 2012 -
In a critical election year, North Carolina state Sen. Don Vaughan is seeking the top leadership post in the state Democratic Party. He's also a member of the controversial right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council.
April 9, 2012 -
The U.S. Senator from Florida is about to release his own version of an immigration reform bill that would offer legal status to undocumented students -- but without a pathway to citizenship.
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?
March 2, 2012 -
In the run-up to the Georgia primary, GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has been promising to bring the country $2.50-a-gallon gas -- what he's calling the "Newt Gallon." We take a by-the-numbers look at some hard realities behind that pledge.
February 24, 2012 -
For-profit businesses have contributed $31 million to date to super PACs, independent committees that can raise unlimited funds to influence elections -- and companies in Southern states have been especially generous.
February 21, 2012 -
Democrats and voting rights advocates successfully rebuffed an effort to pass a voter photo ID requirement in North Carolina in 2011. Now state Republicans are giving mixed signals about whether voter ID is back on the agenda.