January 19, 2018 -
Federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which covers nearly 3 million children in the South, isn't guaranteed for every state past Jan. 19. If Congress fails to find a fix, the results would be disastrous in a region consistently ranked low for children's health outcomes.
February 25, 2016 -
This week a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal on the Alabama protest marchers who helped win passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But there's little bipartisan unity on restoring provisions of the law gutted by the Supreme Court, and some marchers are speaking out about it.
March 22, 2013 -
The U.S. House and Senate are advancing very different plans for the 2014 federal budget. One represents a balanced approach that includes new revenues, while the other gives tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and cuts public investments that help the most vulnerable.
November 5, 2012 -
The biggest corporate contributor in the 2012 election so far is a mysterious Tennessee company that doesn't appear to make anything -- other than very large contributions to the conservative super PAC FreedomWorks.
August 22, 2012 -
The theme of the Republican National Convention in Florida is "We Built This," an echo of the GOP's anti-government spending message. But bashing the public sector may not fly in Florida, a state that relies on defense dollars, the space program and other taxpayer-funded programs for economic survival.