A report from the voting rights watchdog group Democracy North Carolina documents the disenfranchising effects of the state's restrictive new election law. Image: Voting rights advocates have long warned that ending same-day registration and other restrictions in North Carolina's new election law would disenfranchise people -- and that's exac […]
Following President Obama's announcement of his plan to provide temporary relief from deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants, advocates across the South are preparing to support those eligible to apply for relief -- and to continue the fight for the millions more who will remain in the shadows. Image: President Obama's executive order […]
A report released this week by the Sunlight Foundation calculated what 200 of America's most politically active corporations invested in federal lobbying and campaign contributions over six years -- and the value of what they got in return: $760 in federal support and contracts for every $1 spent. Image: A new report from the Sunlight Foundation titled […]
Independent spending continues to grow in North Carolina politics, topping $9 million in 2014. But the groups involved and the way the money is spent is evolving, reshaping the state's political landscape. Image: While Republicans overwhelmingly benefited from outside spending in North Carolina in 2010 and 2012, this year about 52 percent of outside sp […]
A study by the Center for American Progress looked at the success rates of law firms arguing cases before North Carolina's highest court and compared them to the firms' contributions to justices' campaigns. The findings underscore concerns about impartiality in a court system flooded in political money since the end of the state's public […]
During a press conference attended by the parents of Michael Brown, Amy Goodman asks Rev. Al Sharpton about whether authorities let parts of Ferguson burn last night. She also asks about the case of the three slain civil rights workers awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday–does that case offer hope for federal charges against Darren Wilson?
We continue our interview about Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther who a federal court has ordered to be freed after he spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement, longer than any prisoner in the United States. Woodfox and the late Herman Wallace, another prisoner of the "Angola 3," were convicted of murdering a guard at Angola Prison. Th […]
Watch our extended interview with Bryan Stevenson, founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative. He discusses pending executions, the history of lynching, and how Rosa Parks and others inspired him to "stand with the condemned and incarcerated." His new book is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption . Click here to watch Part One. AM […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan It was a dramatic scene in the Senate this week. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren, presiding, announced the defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline, a Crow Creek Sioux man from South Dakota sang out in the Senate gallery. A massive people’s climate movement against extracting some of the dirtiest oil on the planet had prevailed ... at l […]
Episode 238: BOOMSHAKALAKA! Dave, Coach, and Mark welcome back Richard Kent to break down UConn’s loss to Stanford. The guys debate whether or not the Kentucky Wildcats could really beat the Philadelphia 76ers. Then, hear what Coach, Mark, and Dave have to say about RGIII and the Washington Football Team. Finally, Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated baseball […]
Episode 327: BOOM! A great show this week for you. Dave and Coach debate Derrick Rose’s latest comments about keeping an eye on the future as he play basketball now. Richard Kent, college basketball guru, previews the Women’s and Men’s NCAA Basketball season. Jamilah King, senior editor of Colorlines.com, explains the importance of the upcoming Facing Race c […]
Episode 326: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark play courtroom and take Roger Goodell to task as if he was under oath in front of them. Then, Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily News updates you on the latest in the Alex Rodriguez PED saga. Vice Sports’ Patrick Hruby explains why Dan Snyder isn’t as dumb as you might t […]
Episodes 326: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark play courtroom and take Roger Goodell to task as if he was under oath in front of them. Then, Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily News updates you on the latest in the Alex Rodriguez PED saga. Vice Sports’ Patrick Hruby explains why Dan Snyder isn’t as dumb as you might […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.