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.
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 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.
Mar 21, 2013
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off today, and there is big money at stake -- in office pools, of course, and in Washington, where the tournament is a gimmick for politicians raising campaign cash.
Mar 13, 2013
Tonight, President Obama speaks to the non-profit group, Organizing, for America, which some have described as the president's never-ending campaign. Where is the money behind the organization coming from?
Mar 13, 2013
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker talks to Marketplace Tech about his new social media start-up and why he tweets so much.
Feb 28, 2013
Businesses issue ultimatums all the time. Politics requires negotiations, whether before -- or after -- a crisis.
Feb 4, 2013
A new app from the Washington Post aims to automatically check political speeches for lies, darn lies, and other misrepresentations.
Jan 21, 2013
A new app from the Presidential Inauguration Committee seems like a handy tool for people visiting Washington, D.C. to watch President Obama take his second (public) Oath of Office. But critics say the app is data-mining for political purposes.