April 3, 2012 -
Right-wing donors like the Koch brothers and Art Pope rail against the use of public money to level the campaign finance playing field. But their use of nonprofit charities -- which benefit from government subsidies -- for political activities is coming under growing scrutiny.
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.
February 6, 2012 -
Karen Handel, the Komen Foundation VP now alleged to have spearheaded the decision to sever funding for Planned Parenthood, was earlier known for her controversial and litigation-prone reign as Georgia's elections chief.
February 2, 2012 -
After a brief hiatus, the battle over voting rights is heating up in states across the South and country as November approaches.
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 12, 2012 -
The Department of Justice has stepped up its involvement on voting rights in challenging voter ID laws. But the cases may push debate over the Voting Rights Act into a hostile Supreme Court.
December 31, 2011 -
In our final look at Facing South's top stories of 2011, a look at how we helped push North Carolina's secretive but influential conservative benefactor Art Pope into the national spotlight -- offering not only a revealing look at Pope's influence in N.C. but the role of Big Money influence in today's political landscape.