Apr 9, 2013 — On Election Day 2012, black voters waited on average nearly twice as long to vote as did whites. The wait time for Hispanics fell in between. While race may have played a role, a researcher suggests geography did, too.
Oct 2, 2012 — Officials can still ask for identification, the judge rules, but cannot invalidate anyone's vote for lack of an ID card.
Aug 19, 2012 — Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, who's challenging Democrat Claire McCaskill for the U.S. Senate seat, said it's "rare" for women to become pregnant when they are raped. The Romney campaign distanced itself from the remarks.
Jun 27, 2012 — Tuesday's primaries were pretty good for incumbents — although Rep. John Sullivan, R-0kla., was defeated by a Tea Party-backed challenger.
Jun 13, 2012 — There were calls for civility last year after a gunman killed six and wounded 13 at an event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. The election of her successor has commenters renewing that appeal.
May 31, 2012 — The Sunlight Foundation has launched an effort to track and expose tweets that lawmakers and candidates had second thoughts about.