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Pro-Cochran PAC Sheds Light on GOP Primarynew

Recent federal-campaign finance reports shed new light into spending that took place in the final days of the grueling Republican primary in June.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  10-24-2014  |  Elections

The Faces of Travis Childersnew

Travis Childers, a former congressman from Booneville, hopes traditional Democratic voters and tea-party members can help him upset Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in November.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  10-24-2014  |  Elections

Multiple choice: Third party candidates complete ballotnew

Casey McDonough is a Goldilocks in the voting booth. She’s not fickle, but she likes a candidate to be just right. National polls show a growing interest among American voters in third parties.…
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  10-20-2014  |  Elections

Don’t Kill the Messengernew

The USS Iowa, ILWU/TraPac Dispute and the Tale of Gary Webb.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen and Publisher  |  10-17-2014  |  Commentary

Paul Ryan, Hometown Boynew

Blue-collar Janesville feels abandoned by its conservative congressman.
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  10-16-2014  |  Politics

Uncommon Candidate: Mary Burke Defies Easy Categorizationnew

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is an original, both politically and personally.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Louis Weisberg  |  10-16-2014  |  Elections

Too Little Too Late?new

State Sen. Chris McDaniel's election challenge has been going on for nearly four months, but the hopeful politician hasn't gotten his way so far.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  10-09-2014  |  Politics

It's on us to fight sexual assaultnew

It’s on us, all of us, to work to create an environment where sexual assault is dealt with as a crime. It’s incumbent on all of us to change the culture.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Wisconsin Gazette  |  10-06-2014  |  Commentary

Who Killed the Vote on Fracking?new

Why Colorado's anti-fracking measures were not supported by Democrats and environmental groups.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer, Matt Cortina and Elizabeth Miller  |  10-02-2014  |  Politics

Detroit mayor, council vote to keep Orr as EM for bankruptcy mattersnew

After days of deliberation behind closed doors in private sessions, Detroit's mayor and city council voted to keep Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr in place until Detroit exits bankruptcy court. Orr, however, will cede full control of the city's day-to-day operations, according to a a joint statement issued Thursday evening by Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit City Council. ...
Metro Times  |  Ryan Felton  |  09-25-2014  |  Politics

Faulty Senate Race Calls for Election Changenew

The 2014 U.S. Senate race pinned two sides of the Republican Party against each other in a heated primary that presented more possible problems with Mississippi's election law than it did focus on issues facing the state and solutions in either the Mississippi Legislature or the U.S. Congress.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  09-18-2014  |  Elections

'Run, Bernie, Run'new

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders tests the Presidential waters.
Seven Days  |  Paul Heintz  |  09-17-2014  |  Politics

Bring the Caucusnew

On the third anniversary of Occupy Boston, a movement alumna gives party politics a try.
Dig Boston  |  Robin Jacks  |  09-04-2014  |  Politics

Corporate Control in Oilbertanew

Alberta's oil and gas industry in bed with neoliberal policies.
VUE Weekly  |  Rebecca Medel  |  08-22-2014  |  Politics

Mississippi Primaries: Open or Not?new

Party primaries in Mississippi are considered "open," even though the state's election code states that "no person shall be eligible to participate in any primary election unless he intends to support the nominations made in the primary in which he participates."
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  08-22-2014  |  Politics

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