Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:20
Big spending by super PACs in federal races has grabbed headlines, but outside money can have an even bigger influence in state-level politics. Enter FollowNCMoney.org, a landmark project to track the deluge of independent spending in the battleground state of North Carolina.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:19
A new report finds that more than 4 million Southern citizens are blocked from voting by laws that deny citizenship to those with a felony on their record. In a state like Florida, it could tip the election.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 15:11
To quell criticism of the state's new voter ID law, Tennessee lawmakers offered to provide free photo IDs to those without one. But the state's own data shows that the program is reaching only a fraction of voters who will need it to vote this fall.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 19:12
The recent jobs report showed the economy continues to struggle. Many of the states that have seen the biggest job gains are in the South -- but that likely won't help Obama much in November.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 16:43
A year ago, it looked like the war over voting was a once-sided rout for lawmakers pushing photo ID and other new voting restrictions. But through organizing and litigation, voting rights advocates have forced a draw in key Southern states -- and in some cases, scored big victories.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 14:33
After months of debate, the decision to legalize fracking in North Carolina came down to a botched vote and a $60 million tax break.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 16:42
Southern states have among the highest rates of uninsured residents. They also have state officials who are among the most vocal critics of the Supreme Court's decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 12:59
As expected, this week the Supreme Court reaffirmed its 2010 Citizens United decision. While the ruling's impact on federal races has been well-documented, the influence of shadowy money on state-level races has received less attention -- but could be even more important.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 19:02
Real Jobs NC, a political group backed by Republican donor Art Pope that played a key role in North Carolina's 2010 elections, is preparing for 2012.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 18:35
Five months from Election Day, North Carolina Republican leaders have slashed the battleground state's election budget and forfeited $4 million in funds to improve voting. What havoc will this cause at the ballot box?