February 26, 2013 -
Automatic spending cuts set to take effect this week will reduce military spending in Southern states by $3 billion. Could that drive the region's Republicans to a budget compromise with President Obama?
February 21, 2013 -
The biggest obstacle President Obama faces in his push for immigration reform may be Senate Democrats facing tough races in 2014. But given the changing face of the Southern electorate, their wavering on reform may be short-sighted.
February 8, 2013 -
The mismatch between who voters chose for Congress, and the actual makeup of the U.S. House after the 2012 elections, has sparked a new debate about gerrymandering. But what's the best solution to ensure the wishes of voters are honored?
February 7, 2013 -
The woman picked to lead North Carolina's early childhood education programs is facing media scrutiny for derogatory statements she's made on social media. In 2005 she was at the center of another controversy: a widely-discredited government website accused of anti-gay bias and peddling false information about contraception and abortion.
January 30, 2013 -
Every December, the family foundation run by GOP mega-donor Art Pope publicizes the money it gives to the arts and community services. But it rarely mentions its grants to conservative groups and causes -- even though they make up 70% of the Pope Foundation's philanthropy.
January 17, 2013 -
In 2012, 41 percent of Southern voters chose a Democrat for Congress. But this month, less than a third of U.S. Representatives from the South will be Democrats. Welcome to the world of gerrymandering, Southern-style.
January 8, 2013 -
The parent company of Reynolds Tobacco is a key sponsor of events celebrating North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's inauguration this weekend, capping an aggressive year of political spending by the tobacco giant.