Federal officials no longer have the legal tools they once had to enforce the Voting Rights Act. So in Texas, it's up to non-profits to monitor the state's compliance with federal law and recent court rulings.
In a year full of political outsiders, Republican Matt Bevin is the first to make it into office. The millionaire businessman, Tea Party favorite and political novice was elected governor of Kentucky on Nov. 3 and promises big changes to a state that had been governed mostly by Democrats for ...
Alan Grayson, the former Democratic representative from Orlando who made national headlines for his pointed criticisms of the Republican Party, is running for Congress — somewhere.
Grayson, considered to be a firebrand for the left, garnered national attention during the charged federal health care reform debates in 2009. His most famous moment came when he proclaimed on the House floor that the GOP’s health care plan was for sick people to “die quickly.”
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