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 31, 2012 -
Ads airing in Florida in the run-up to today's primary have focused on Gulf restoration, which hasn't been getting much attention from U.S. political leaders as shown by the GOP debates and the latest State of the Union address.
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 24, 2012 -
With Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich erroneously claiming that "more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history," we take a by-the-numbers look at the food assistance program.
January 23, 2012 -
The two-year anniversary of Citizens United -- and Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC -- have pushed the issue of money in politics into center stage. The question now: How best to reign in Big Money's big influence?
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 5, 2012 -
Tea Party activists and conservatives are putting their hopes in the South Carolina primary to push the 2012 presidential race to the right. But the state may also be a symbol of the Tea Party's waning power.
November 29, 2011 -
In two of the country's biggest and most influential political states, battles over how communities will be represented in new state and Congressional districts have escalated -- and may not be resolved in time for next year's primaries.
November 3, 2011 -
The Department of Justice has largely taken a hands-off approach to state redistricting plans. But when it comes to photo ID laws and other voting rights issues in the South, the DOJ has emerged as a key player.