Despite cuts to early voting periods and a tendency for lower turnout rates in midterm elections, voters are turning out early in droves this year in Southern battleground states with key U.S. Senate races. Image: There's heavy turnout at early voting sites in U.S. Senate battleground states like North Carolina. (Photo by Jake Kitchener via Flickr.) Ap […]
In the first year since the demise of the state's judicial public financing program, candidate fundraising and outside spending have pushed the cost of North Carolina court elections to a record high. Image: Between the money raised by the campaigns of North Carolina Supreme Court hopefuls and spending from outside political groups, the cost of the sta […]
Led by the American Petroleum Institute, energy interests are contributing to the outside spending onslaught in North Carolina elections this year. Not surprisingly, their giving overwhelmingly favors anti-regulatory Republicans and Democrats with weak environmental records. Image: North Carolina state Sen. Chad Barefoot, a Wake County Republican, has been […]
Statewide races in Georgia for U.S. Senate and governor seem to be getting closer and closer in each new poll. The outcomes may be decided by how many new voters and people of color turn out to vote -- an issue that may be directly affected by a court ruling on disputed voter registration forms. Image: Turnout of people of color will be critical this year i […]
The banjo player that appeared in TV ads for N.C. Supreme Court candidate Paul Newby in 2012 is back with a nearly identical ad promoting another conservative high court hopeful for 2014. Image: An ad for N.C. Supreme Court hopeful Mike Robinson in 2014 extolling the candidate's "tough but fair" virtues is nearly identical to a similar ad tha […]
Watch part 2 of our conversation with Sheldon Krimsky, editor of The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk . He is a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Public Hea […]
We continue our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Lichtblau about his new book detailing how America became a safe haven for thousands of Nazi war criminals. Many of them were brought here after World War II by the CIA , and got support from then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Click here to watch part 1 of this interview. Read the prolo […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan There is a database housed in Arkansas with your name in it ... that is, if you live in one of the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. It’s one of the growing components of an aggressive drive across the U.S. by Republicans to stop many Americans from voting. Early voting has alr […]
As voters in Oregon and Colorado head to the polls next week to decide if they support labeling laws for genetically modified organisms, on Tuesday we will be joined by Sheldon Krimsky to discuss his new book, The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk . The […]
Episode 325: BOOM! The World Series is over but Edge of Sports carries onward and upward. Three fantastic guests join Dave and Coach. First, hear from PBS News Hour’s William Brangham who is researching the dangers of head injuries...in soccer. Former New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks, a member of the NFL’s 1980’s All-Decade team, explains the true natur […]
Episode 324: BOOM! The NBA season is about to begin and with that, Dave, Coach, Mark, and Dan have all the predictions you need to hear! Will it be the San Antonio Spurs vs the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals? Does LeBron James take home the MVP? Who’s the favorite for Rookie of the Year? The Edge of Sports crew has all the answers! And with the World […]
Episode 323: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark discuss the Jameis Winston autograph scandal and tell us which famous athlete from his hometown is turning his back on the Florida State quarterback. They then speak to Charles Modiano and Chantal DeVaughn about a protest at the St. Louis Rams Monday Night Football Game that ESPN refused to cover. Finally, our […]
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.