July 12, 2017 -
A perennial bill to create a national single-payer public health insurance program has record support in this Congress. Though none of the cosponsors are Republicans, they include a growing number of conservative Southern Democrats, signaling a shift in health care politics.
December 10, 2015 -
An effort led by Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Democrat Bobby Scott of Virginia calls for a new environmental review by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management that takes into account the full extent of the impacts of oil and gas exploration, both ecological and economic.
March 18, 2015 -
With the public comment period for Atlantic oil and gas drilling set to close on March 30, coastal residents, businesspeople, elected officials and scientists are speaking out in unprecedented numbers against what they see as an excessively risky proposal.
January 24, 2014 -
A January 2010 Supreme Court decision further opened the floodgates to money in politics -- and inspired a growing grassroots push for reform.
January 14, 2014 -
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to put off a special election to fill the open 12th Congressional District seat until November has been criticized for denying representation to some 700,000 people for almost a year. Now a leading civil rights group is considering legal action to force an earlier vote.
March 21, 2011 -
By Rebekah L. Cowell, special to Facing South
July 12, 2007 -
Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) announced yesterday that the Government Accountability Office has accepted his request to investigate fire safety standards at nuclear power plants across the United States. The study is expected to get underway in September.