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Paul Ryan, Chris Van Hollen, Tom Price, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, presides over a markup session where House Republicans are crafting a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on transportation, health care programs for the middle class and the poor, food stamps and other domestic initiatives, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is flanked by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., right, the committee's ranking member, and Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 27, 2014 | Perspectives

The Republican from Wisconsin has downloaded some populist rhetoric to go with his “kinder, gentler” talk about poverty. But his populism is not the real thing. Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gestures as he speaks, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 to a joint meeting of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and the Palm Beach County Bar Association at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla
July 11, 2014 | Perspectives

Justice Samuel Alito, who has in a series of recent decisions diminished the rights of women in the workplace, has an unblemished record as the most committed partisan on the Court. Continue reading

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March 10, 2014 | Blog

Watch highlight clips from Bill’s interview with author and legal scholar Ian Haney López on the origins of dog whistle politics and how it may be used in future elections. Continue reading

Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., grabs hold of his opponent's supporter as he departs his voting precinct in Raleigh, N.C., in this Nov. 6, 1990 photo. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)
February 28, 2014

Ian Haney López highlights six political ads from the last three decades that used racially coded language to help a candidate get elected. Continue reading

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February 28, 2014 | Blog

The GOP’s Southern Strategy has yielded some success, but ultimately race is just a single variable. Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 | Blog

The author and legal scholar says the infamous statement played into existing racial biases. Continue reading

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November 13, 2013 | Blog

It’s a great deal for the wealthiest, and a huge ripoff for the rest of us. Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

Americans subsidize each other all the time and the biggest beneficiaries are the middle class and the wealthy. Continue reading

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia (left)  arrives for a meeting with House Republicans in the Capitol in Washington on October 16, 2013.
October 29, 2013 | Blog

The Democrat’s version of health insurance would have been cheaper, simpler and more popular, so why did we enact the Republican version? Continue reading

A copy of a campaign finance report from the super PAC "Vermonters First." October 2012. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
March 19, 2013 | Blog

“Follow the Money.” Deep Throat’s famous words are even truer today; money remains at the root of corruption in government and politics. In this audio interview, Los Angeles Times journalist Matea Gold talks about investigating Washington’s money trail. Continue reading

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November 16, 2012

Former FEC Chairman Trevor Potter refutes the claim that money made little difference in the most expensive election in American history. Continue reading

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November 9, 2012

The election is finally over, so what happens next? Bill gets insight from both sides of the political spectrum. Continue reading

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November 9, 2012

Bill looks beyond the 2012 election with insight from the veteran journalist. Continue reading

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November 9, 2012 | Blog
Super PAC spending didn't always lead to success, and the millionaire and billionaire donors aren't happy to simply cut their losses.
A couple sits on chairs in a near-empty room to watch Fox News commentator Karl Rove on a big-screen television during a Republican Party election night gathering in the club level of Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. November 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 8, 2012 | Blog
It's unclear whether PACs pushed any candidate to victory. But they did raise the price tag of the election for everyone.
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