February 18, 2016 -
The first presidential primaries in the South get underway this week in South Carolina, a state embroiled in the controversy over expanding offshore oil and gas drilling to the Atlantic. While most of the Republicans support expanded drilling, the Democrats don't want to see it come to the East Coast.
September 21, 2015 -
So far this year 67 individuals and companies have given $1 million or more to super PACs supporting presidential candidates. Southern donors, including many Texas oil billionaires, account for over 50 percent of the contributions and have given exclusively to GOP candidates.
July 3, 2015 -
Politics and economics helped spark the removal of Confederate flags across the South in the wake of the Charleston church shootings. But does that signal broader changes in the region's culture?
March 21, 2012 -
Across the South and country, the gun lobby has pushed laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" measure, which local police say is the reason they haven't brought charges in the shooting death of 17-year old Travyon Martin. The result: A disturbing rise in "justifiable homicides," including cases eerily similar to the Martin killing.
February 13, 2012 -
A new study finds that wage theft is a shockingly common problem -- and a growing number of states and local communities are looking for solutions.
May 9, 2006 -
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Katherine Harris:
April 4, 2006 -
An Arkansas state Senate committee approved a minimum-wage increase and passed it over to the House: