From NCPR Blogs:
Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum resigned today. He was arrested yesterday on 14 charges including fraud, breach of trust, conspiracy, and municipal corruption.
In a press conference this afternoon, Applebaum told reporters that he’s innocent...
The farm bill never used to be this controversial. For decades, the drill went like this. Conservatives representing rural districts wanted subsidies for agriculture; liberals representing urban districts wanted money for food stamps for...
Former Massachusetts governor and former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci died on Saturday from complications of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Cellucci is being lauded as a down-to-earth, forthright speaker. (The word...
Connecticut made headlines last week for passing the nation’s first GMO labeling law. It would mean that foods containing genetically modified organisms would need to be labeled as such before being sold in the state. But Connecticut’s law only...
In a post on The Dirt a few weeks ago, I commented on an article in Salon.com about the movement toward home cooking, and whether it was a call to women to get back in the kitchen. Emily Matcher’s Salon article provocatively asked, “Is Michael...
Jun 20, 2013 — Robert Mueller told a Senate panel on Wednesday that the FBI used drones rarely and for surveillance proposes. The DEA and the ATF had both revealed they possessed drones.
Jun 20, 2013 — The Texas senator says giving a path to citizenship to immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be unfair to immigrants who followed the rules, like his own father, 74-year-old Rafael Bienvenido Cruz. He portrays his dad as a kind of Cuban Horatio Alger.
Jun 19, 2013 — For years, governors were considered the most pragmatic figures in politics. Now, they're using their states to run ideological experiments.
Jun 19, 2013 — A 7-foot tall statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass is more than just a tribute to the man. It's a larger-than-life reminder of the fight over voting rights and statehood for Washington, D.C.
Jun 19, 2013 — This week's meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized countries concluded with a pledge to end the use of tax shelters by multinational corporations. But there are still big questions about how they will make a dent in the problem.
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