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As reported by various news outlets, President Obama’s nominee as Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
Heyman’s name came up as a potential nominee as far back as last April. But...
Update: You can hear David Sommerstein’s full interview with Aaron Woolf, and read his statements about where he stands on the issues, in this story from NCPR News.
Democrat Aaron Woolf began filling in some of the missing pieces of his...
Update: We’re working on a new Inbox post all about David’s interview with Aaron Woolf, but meanwhile, we’ve got more about Woolf and their conversation on Twitter @ncpr.
This morning, NCPR reporter David Sommerstein is...
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...
Mar 13, 2014 — Republicans say that to get the measure passed new IRS rules that make it harder for tax-exempt groups to veer into politics must be withdrawn.
Mar 13, 2014 — Askew implemented a five percent corporate tax and pushed for ethics-in-government laws such as the "Sunshine Amendment" mandating financial disclosure by public officials.
Mar 13, 2014 — Economists are divided about the White House plan to boost overtime pay for workers. Some say the change would spur consumer demand, while others see a coming downward spiral for job creation.
Mar 13, 2014 — President Obama is asking the Labor Department to update the rules governing overtime. The goal is to require millions of additional workers to be paid overtime — an idea business opposes.
Mar 13, 2014 — Democrats and Republicans generally agree that Congress needs to approve an aid package quickly. But it's proven harder than expected for everyone to agree on what should be in that aid package.
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