During the 2016 presidential election, tax returns came to the forefront as then-candidate Donald Trump refused to release his. The issue has come up again as several candidates for governor debate if tax returns are relevant to their candidacy.
Former President Barack Obama is campaigning to rally support for Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. Most Democrats are excited to see him back in the political fray – but so are many Republicans.
In several Midwestern states this fall, voters will decide whether to have independent commissioners – rather than state lawmakers — draw congressional maps. The new initiatives represent a shift away from courts ruling on gerrymandering issues.
Letitia James beat out three Democratic candidates in the primary for New York attorney general, giving her a shot at making history. If Ms. James wins the general election, she will be the first African-American woman to hold a statewide office in New York.
When Anita Hill testified in 1991 that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her in the workplace, there were only two women in the entire Senate. Today's political climate creates a different backdrop for Christine Balsey Ford, due to testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Sept 24.