Money in Politics: Lobbyists

July 17, 2006 - Part of the "culture of corruption" is the undue influence of big money in politics. Despite fits and starts of reform, special interest money dominates the political system -- and it's those with the biggest wallets that benefit.

Georgia voter ID update

By R. Neal
July 12, 2006 - The Georgia Supreme Court has denied the State of Georgia's request that they be allowed to enforce Georgia's new voter ID law in the upcoming elections:

Georgia voter ID law faces new court challenge

By R. Neal
July 6, 2006 - Last year, Georgia passed legislation requiring state voters who did not have a driver's license or other official photo ID to purchase a special photo ID. The law was later ruled unconstitutional because it basically amounted to a poll tax.

State secrets

By R. Neal
July 6, 2006 - In the South, there are some things you just don't ask about. A woman's age, her shoe size, the recipe for a man's bar-b-cue sauce, or the location of his favorite fishing hole are examples of questions that aren't asked in polite company.

Fayetteville photo-op

July 5, 2006 - President Bush came to Fort Bragg and Fayetteville on July 4. It's becoming something of a ritual: poll numbers sagging, fierce debate about the Iraq war erupting, fly into North Carolina's most famous military town for a round of cheerleading.

Who needs books?

July 3, 2006 - Books and science -- not exactly sacred items in Washington these days. Unions representing 10,000 Environmental Protection Agency scientists -- over half the agency's workforce -- sent a letter to Congress last Thursday protesting the Bush administration's proposed 80 percent cut in the agency's library budget.