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Plan would strip conventions of taxpayer money

Jun 5, 2012
A Senate bill may end $36 million in funding for Republican and Democratic national conventions -- money that pays for everything from patriotic flags to the teleprompter.
Posted In: politics, conventions, legislation, DNC, RNC

Wisconsin recall vote taps economic divide

Jun 5, 2012
Gov. Walker's success in weakening public employee unions inspires opposition -- and admiration.
Posted In: Scott Walker, Wisconsin

Wisconsin governor's recall unites public safety workers

Jun 4, 2012
When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker changed his state's collective bargaining laws, it galvanized one unlikely group: police, firefighters and corrections officers.
Posted In: Wisconsin, Scott Walker, recall

Voters push education policy in Texas

May 29, 2012
Today is the Texas primary. Polls show voters tend to care about the economy and immigration, but education policy is growing in importance.
Posted In: texas, Education

What's not getting done in Washington

May 29, 2012
There's a long list of legislative issues on hold. Blame the upcoming election.
Posted In: Congress, politics, partisan, legislation

The Latino vote surging in Texas

May 28, 2012
There's no suspense about the outcome of the Texas Republican primary, but the future of elections there might change with its population.
Posted In: texas, Latino community, Hispanics, Latino voters

Political ads message the holidays

May 25, 2012
Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July -- yes, those holidays are now becoming fodder for election ads.
Posted In: campaign, Political ads

How your job shapes your vote for president

May 24, 2012
According to Gallup, what you do for a living, not how much money you make, may determine your vote in November.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Gallup, 2012 election, unions

Obama mines Silicon Valley

May 22, 2012
Hollywood isn't the only place in California with lots of campaign money. The Bay Area also has many deep pocket donors -- especially in the Silicon Valley, the home of many tech billionaires.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, Silicon Valley

Past presidential elections through campaign posters

May 21, 2012
Ralph Eubanks, director of publishing for the Library of Congress, talks about the new book, "Presidential Campaign Posters," and what has and hasn't changed about campaigning throughout the years.
Posted In: presidential candidates, presidents, campaign

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