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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 — The Senate was a chamber divided in reaction to Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein's diatribe against the CIA for allegedly hacking into Senate computers.
Mar 11, 2014 — The administration says 940,000 people signed up in February for a total enrollment of 4.2 million. The White House is hoping for 6 million by the end of this month.
Mar 11, 2014 — General Motors is recalling 1.6 million vehicles because of faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths. It now faces a congressional inquiry into why it took nearly 10 years to warn the public.
Mar 11, 2014 — Facing a deadline, the Obama administration is desperate to boost enrollment in health care exchanges. Still millions from their goal, they're stepping up outreach and forgetting politics — for now.
Mar 11, 2014 — The campaign for a congressional seat in St. Petersburg, Fla., will have seen some $10 million in spending by candidates and outside groups. Where did all of this money go?
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