Skip Navigation

Politics and Government

on:

NCPR is supported by:

NEW: See the latest 20 Political News stories on the map

From NCPR Blogs:

If you can pull yourself away from the weathertastprophe outside, there’s a lot going on today in the 21st District Congressional race. Specifically: Republican/Conservative hopeful Elise Stefanik has raised more than $524,000 for her...
Bruce Heyman is now fully installed and beginning his official work as the newest U.S. ambassador to Canada. Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Heyman said the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline project is important, but there’s far more to the...
Broad results of Monday’s provincial election in Quebec are quite clear: the Liberal Party, lead by neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, has won a solid majority government. The Parti Québécois, now reduced to the role of official...
On March 5th Quebec Premier Pauline Marois triggered an election that concludes Monday, April 7th. Of course speculation about results is just that until the polls close and all the votes are tallied. But most observers think Marois either...
Last week I wrote a post about Quebec’s April 7th provincial election as something that could raise questions of national unity. Well, that turned out to be an understatement. Major developments in the week that followed have put the...



Politics
Apr 21, 2014 — The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.
Apr 21, 2014 — President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to 4 Asian countries. It's the latest effort to refocus U.S. foreign policy on Asia. Like earlier efforts, it's struggling to ward off distractions.
Apr 19, 2014 — Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Apr 18, 2014 — Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
Apr 18, 2014 — Even as technology and social media transform politics, some traditions still live on — like the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield. It's a must-attend event on Virginia's political calendar.

Voter Resources

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.

NYS 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.

Open Secrets: Campaign finance information broken down by industry, region, etc., for mostly federal politicans. An excellent starting point for following
money in politics.

Special Reports

heather root
Audio Slideshow:
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
faso cartoon
Cartoon Special:
Editorial cartoonist Mark Wilson Covers the NYS Party Conventions
Mark Wilson, aka Marquil, is a political cartoonist covering the 2006 New York State party conventions for NCPR. His sketches and caricatures bring the arcana of state politics to life.

St. Lawrence Seaway Head Not Worried About Proposed Waterway Tolls

The White House spending plan for next fiscal year calls for a new toll system on the U.S. side of the Seaway to raise 8 million dollars. The Great Lakes shipping industry says the move could hurt businesses and cost jobs. But Seaway Administrator Albert Jacquez says he doesn't expect tolls to affect traffic levels.  Go to full article

Clinton Introduces Health Care Bill for Guard and Reserve

Senator Hillary Clinton and co-sponsor Senator Lindsay Graham (R-NC) introduced legislation yesterday that would allow Guard and Reserve members to buy into the military's health care plan.  Go to full article

Budget Debate Creates Power Struggle in Albany

A power struggle between Governor Pataki and the legislature has emerged since a court said the Governor has much greater control over state budget making than the legislature does. Now, the Assembly Speaker has taken a step that he believes will ultimately give some of that power back to the legislature. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

McHugh: Bush Deserves a Chance to Make Case for Budget Cuts

The North Country's Republican Congressman, John McHugh, talks with Martha Foley about President Bush's proposed budget.  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor Defends Plan to Raise Tuition

SUNY Chancellor Bob King defended his plan to raise tuition gradually at public colleges each year. King was grilled by state lawmakers examining Governor Pataki's state...  Go to full article

McHugh Worried About Troop Strength

President Bush's proposed budget continues what Secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld calls the transformation of the Pentagon. It includes expansion of the Army and the...  Go to full article

Pataki Convenes Another Open Leaders' Meeting

Governor Pataki convened his second open leaders' meeting to try to break a 20 year streak of late state budgets. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Students Lobby NY Lawmakers Against Tuition Aid Cuts

Governor Pataki is proposing cuts to financial aid that would end funding assistance to some students for textbooks, food and rent. The change would affect over 1,000...  Go to full article

Spitzer: State Legislature Must Overhaul Voting System

State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is urging state lawmakers to modernize voting in New York. He warns that without quick action New York could lose federal money and risk...  Go to full article

Students Angry Over Pataki's Tuition Aid Changes

A student group is asking Governor Pataki to make changes in his 30-day budget amendments to get rid of a tuition aid proposal that they say could cost poor students...  Go to full article

« first  « previous 10  5203-5212 of 6134  next 10 »  last »