From NCPR Blogs:
Canadian mayors have been in the spotlight recently. First there was Rob Fort from Toronto, with the whole Crackstarter scandal.
Now, Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum has been arrested on 14 charges including fraud, breach of trust, conspiracy, and...
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 18, 2013 — President Obama didn't expect he'd need to have a "national conversation" about government data-gathering.
Jun 18, 2013 — Interviews with two key IRS staffers describe a workplace where office politics in Cincinnati and Washington, not partisan politics, served as the animating force behind the improper targeting of Tea Party groups.
Jun 18, 2013 — Host Michel Martin checks in on the latest political news, including new poll numbers on how Americans view President Obama.
Jun 18, 2013 — President Obama says federal judges have been "overseeing" the recently exposed government surveillance programs. But few, if any, experts in the Bush or Obama administrations believe that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has the enforcement teeth it once had.
Jun 17, 2013 — The Obama administration says the bill "makes unacceptable deep cuts" to federal food aid programs and extends, rather than cuts, crop insurance payments to farmers.
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