October 13, 2017 -
Driven by economic pain, an exodus was already underway from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland before Hurricane Maria, which has intensified the out-migration. Where are Puerto Ricans heading, and how are they changing the political landscape there?
April 20, 2017 -
Though federal contractors are banned from making campaign contributions, a GEO Group subsidiary donated $225,000 last year to a super PAC affiliated with the Trump campaign. The parent company just landed a $110 million contract to build an immigrant detention center in Texas, sparking protests from campaign finance watchdogs.
November 18, 2016 -
Voting changes in states no longer subject to federal preclearance under the Voting Rights Act impacted this year's election, though it's still unclear whether they affected its outcome.
October 7, 2016 -
Gun rights organizations are spending heavily in the key battleground state of North Carolina to boost the chances of state and federal candidates opposed to gun control legislation. One group is even holding an Election Day raffle of an AR-15 rifle — along with a thousand rounds of ammunition and a portrait of Hillary Clinton.
August 10, 2016 -
The first-ever national Fight for $15 Convention kicks off Aug. 12 in Richmond, Virginia. Organizers chose the capital of the former Confederacy to emphasize the overlap between economic and racial justice.
June 30, 2016 -
In Southern battleground states, the growing Latino electorate could be a decisive voting bloc — and especially motivated after last week's 4-4 Supreme Court deadlock effectively halted President Obama's deportation relief programs.
May 27, 2016 -
Bernie Sanders has picked five progressive members for the Democrats' platform drafting committee while Hillary Clinton has turned to party insiders — and one pick from the party chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, is a glaring example of pay-to-play politics.