The (almost) secret workshops below Capitol Hill

Jan 9, 2019
The arrival of a new Congress sets off a flurry of activity on — and under — Capitol Hill.
To restore century-old "Turkish" chairs like this one, Mike Dean will use the original plans and actual horsehair for the stuffing.
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How the midterm elections could shape tech policy

Nov 9, 2018
Congress is changing. And so is its attitude toward tech.
Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn, who won a Senate seat in Tuesday's election, has ties to the telecom industry. 
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Dems on track to take House control, but GOP retains Senate

Nov 6, 2018
Roughly 6 in 10 voters described the national economy as excellent or good.
Fog surrounds the U.S. Capitol building on November 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

When it comes to out-of-state donations, Democrats take the lead in the 2018 midterms

Nov 5, 2018
"Rock star" candidates like Beto O'Rourke and Stacey Abrams attract out-of-state donations.
 U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) poses for photographs with supporters during a campaign rally at Gilbert Garza Park Oct. 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. With less than a week before Election Day, O'Rourke is driving across the state in his race against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). 
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Nevada’s "tampon tax" ballot initiative brings up questions about fairness and gender equality

Nov 1, 2018
Women voters are thinking beyond their own wallets when heading to polls this November.
Las Vegas Strip-themed "I Voted" stickers are displayed on the first day of early voting at the Meadows Mall on Oct. 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
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There is more proof some very big money is behind the midterm elections

Oct 15, 2018
More women are contributing money, and more of that money is backing female candidates.
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S&P 500 companies make fewer election-related donations, survey shows

Oct 4, 2018
The companies that still donate are also becoming more transparent.
"If you don't have positive momentum ... contributors might not like your campaign," says consultant Bill Burges about political donations.
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