Topic: Common Cause
Computerized systems in 16 states – including some swing states – have no paper backup ballots or other paper trails ‘in some or all counties,’ leaving the vote vulnerable, a national study says.
Republicans in the Senate say they are concerned about protections for religious groups that don't want to perform a gay marriage, but more-political calculations could also be playing a role.
06/22/2011 08:40 pm
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thought he was having a friendly chat with David Koch, a billionaire industrialist and major funder of conservative causes. It turned out to be a liberal prankster.
02/24/2011 04:18 pm
The liberal group Common Cause asks the Justice Department to investigate whether Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Thomas should have stepped aside in a major campaign finance reform case a year ago.
01/20/2011 09:05 pm
Despite his conviction on ethics violations by a jury of his peers, Charles Rangel will likely not be forced out of Congress. But his legacy and clout have been diminished, which is no small thing.
11/16/2010 04:33 pm
Rep. Charles Rangel said he was being treated unfairly by the House ethics subcommittee in his trial for alleged misconduct. By walking out of the hearing, did he create leverage?
11/15/2010 06:14 pm
America is poised for a political 'perfect storm': An unprecedented concentration of income and wealth at the top, a record amount of secret money flooding our democracy, and a public in the aftershock of the great recession becoming increasingly angry and cynical about government.
10/08/2010 10:35 am
US Congress must respond swiftly and forcefully to ensure that corporations do not take over the electoral process.
01/22/2010 01:50 pm
The Supreme Court campaign finance ruling on Thursday means corporations can spend freely on political ads leading up to elections. The Thursday decision invalidates a part of 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform law that sought to limit corporate influence.
01/21/2010 04:18 pm
The equivalent of six health-care lobbyists for every member of Congress are registered for this year's biggest political battle.
09/28/2009 01:00 am