May 20, 2013 Commerce Secretary nominee and Hyatt heiress Penny Pritzker will have to shift her billions to avoid conflicts of interest, and prepare for questions about the family business.
May 17, 2013 With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.
May 16, 2013 Republicans in the House are expected to hold a vote today to repeal President Obama's health care initiative. It will be their 37th vote on the issue.
May 9, 2013 A Duke professor asks: What would happen if all the millionaires in public office joined a single political party? Answer: They'd control the federal government by a wide margin.
May 7, 2013 Lisa Prevost's new book, 'Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate,' looks at towns that have used zoning laws to keep low- and middle-income families out, in favor of the rich moving in.
Apr 26, 2013 A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.
Apr 22, 2013 The pet projects of the immigration bill being worked on in Congress.
Apr 11, 2013 While Congress struggles with gun legislation in the wake of Newtown, states and municipalities are taking the lead, many with tax proposals
Apr 4, 2013 The Government Accountability Office is releasing a new report on the so-called 'political intelligence' industry -- a growing arm of investment research.
Apr 2, 2013 As a multi-billionaire, Michael Bloomberg has governed New York free from debts to special interests. But there's another side to that independence.