March 22, 2012 -
As President Obama pushes to speed construction of the southern tier of a controversial oil pipeline leading to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast, nearby residents speak out against worsening the disproportionate toxic burden they already bear.
February 24, 2012 -
For-profit businesses have contributed $31 million to date to super PACs, independent committees that can raise unlimited funds to influence elections -- and companies in Southern states have been especially generous.
January 23, 2012 -
Last week's ruling that federal judges in Texas overstepped their bounds in drawing a minority-friendly set of interim maps for the 2012 elections was interpreted by some as a win for Republicans -- but it's not so clear that's the case.
January 10, 2012 -
The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a Texas redistricting case that could have major implications for minority voters -- and for which party controls Congress after this year's elections.