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In case you missed it, an election has been called for Quebec, with a vote scheduled for April 7.
According to polls and political analysts, top issues include the usual mix, such as the economy, jobs and taxes. That’s usually plenty, but...
There’s an old axiom that news organizations should report news, not be the news. And how the venerable Canadian Broadcasting Corporation wishes that were the case this past week.
CBC’s top executive, Hubert Lacroix has been in his...
The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that former New York senator and state Agriculture and Markets commissioner won’t run for the 21st District Congressional seat currently held by Bill Owens. He told the paper that the congressional run...
To raise or not to raise the minimum wage is quite topical right now. In his State of the Union Address President Obama just called for legislation to increase to the minimum wage paid to federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10. It remains to be...
The "new and improved" Farm Bill is getting a lot of support in Congress – a 60% "yea" vote in the House that wouldn't even let it get to the floor for two years, and likely passage in the Senate. In the end, the urban-rural devil's bargain...
Mar 11, 2014 — In an interview, Eric Holder says he's open to talking with Edward Snowden about terms of surrender. And the attorney general is unhappy with the vote to block a nominee to a top Justice Dept. post.
Mar 10, 2014 — Not everyone agrees that more U.S. natural gas exports would be an effective lever against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mar 10, 2014 — A new survey of Americans aged 18 to 32 includes some troubling news for the GOP. But the findings also suggest that few millennials see big differences between the two major parties.
Mar 10, 2014 — Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman first invested against Herbalife, then lobbied politicians to go after the company. Eric Lipton of The New York Times reported on the story, and he has more details.
Mar 10, 2014 — Republicans scored big gains in the states in 2010, but that's left them with few opportunities this fall. And there are several blue state GOP governors who are now in trouble.
Project Sunlight: Track lobbying activities, member item spending and other legislation in New York. An initiative of the NYS Office of the Attorney General.
League of Women Voters DemocracyNet:
Great one-stop election resource.
Board of Elections Campaign Finance Database: Enter the
last name of any candidate in New York to find out where the
money comes from and where it's going.
Campaign finance information broken down by industry, region,
etc., for mostly federal politicans. An excellent starting
point for following
money in politics.
Adirondack teens talk democracy
Face of Democracy
is a national program that gives students an inside view of the democratic process by sending out to polling places to interview and photograph voters and officials. Sue Halpern, project organizer, talks with Brian Mann