January 29, 2020 -
Longtime elections watchdog Bob Hall has filed a complaint with the state elections board claiming that the Sons of Confederate Veterans' North Carolina Heritage PAC was unlawfully formed and engaged in illegal financing activity. But so far the elected officials who received money from the PAC aren't rushing to return it.
January 16, 2020 -
With a presidential election season underway, the Trump administration carried out a deadly drone strike in Iraq, killing key Iranian military leaders and stoking fears of another war. What does recent research say about war's impact on elections and voting?
November 5, 2016 -
Four days before Election Day, embattled Gov. Pat McCrory announced North Carolina had landed the 2018 World Equestrian Games, a major economic boost. The businessman who will host the games is a major McCrory donor and a close business associate of Donald Trump.
August 5, 2016 -
A coalition of 50 groups active in the Movement for Black Lives released a sweeping policy agenda that, among other proposals, takes aim at the Big Money political system that perpetuates racial injustice and blocks access to power.
July 10, 2012 -
The recent jobs report showed the economy continues to struggle. Many of the states that have seen the biggest job gains are in the South -- but that likely won't help Obama much in November.
February 15, 2012 -
Students in Raleigh, North Carolina -- the home base of top Republican donor Art Pope -- are picketing Pope's stores, hoping to highlight a disconnect between his low-income, minority shoppers and the conservative agenda his money supports.
December 15, 2011 -
A new analysis from the Sunlight Foundation shows the intense concentration of political campaign contributions in the United States.