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screenshot from YouTube video of Capitol Hill Briefing: Bipartisan Panel on Restoring Voting Rights
July 25, 2014 | Blog

Millions of Americans have lost the right to vote and their political voice, because of a criminal conviction in their past. Bipartisan momentum is forming on Capitol Hill to change that. Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss
July 12, 2014 | Blog

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, advocates continue to push a bill to restore a key Voting Rights Act protection. Their latest target is Thad Cochran. Continue reading

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, a "For Sale" sign rests on a vacant house in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 13, 2014 | Blog

“We learned a lot,” says one resident. “And because we were first, we learned first.” Continue reading

Election worker Dorothy Davis checks a voter's ID at a polling place in Little Rock, Ark., for Arkansas' party primary elections Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
June 7, 2014 | Blog

A number of states have moved to expand access to the ballot in 2014. Many glitches have also developed as states implement new restrictions for the first time this year. Continue reading

People gather at the state capitol building in Columbus, Ohio following a 2004 march sponsored by the Ohio Voter Protection Coalition. October 2004. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
May 23, 2014 | Blog

A bill to restore many of the VRA’s key protections remains stalled in Congress. The House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte is yet to hold a hearing on the measure. Continue reading

Demonstrators celebrate after they learn Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB1062, a bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 27, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

FILE - In this April 23, 2010 file photo, workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa., in Bradford County. So vast is the wealth of natural gas locked into dense rock deep beneath Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio that some geologists estimate it's enough to supply the entire East Coast for 50 years. But freeing it requires a powerful drilling process called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking,"using millions of gallons of water brewed with toxic chemicals that some fear threaten to pollute water above and below ground, deplete aquifers and perhaps endanger human health and the environment. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)
February 14, 2014 | Blog

Not directly, but yes, it is. Continue reading

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December 5, 2013 | Blog

Last month the GOP-controlled Ohio Senate voted to cut early voting by a week, eliminating the “Golden Week” when Ohioans can register and vote on the same day during the early voting period. Continue reading

Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) begins a filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 10, 2013 | Blog

Three years ago, a Supreme Court case, the US Census and anti-Obama backlash set the course for an all-out assault on women’s fundamental freedoms. Continue reading

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October 23, 2013 | Blog

Some Republican governors are now saying that the Obamacare provision makes good fiscal sense for their states. Continue reading

JPMorgan Chase Chairman, President and CEO Jamie Dimon presents his driver's license to Justice Department security officer G. Rocher, as he arrives at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 22, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

Rally participants hold flags on the waterfront in the East Boston neighborhood in advance of a possible strike. The rally was organized by the Service Employees International Union that represents 14,000 New England janitors. September 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
November 14, 2012 | Blog
The Nation columnist Greg Kaufmann reports on the the fight in Cincinnati to end "poverty wages" for the city's 1,000 janitors.
Left: Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, celebrates with family at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration in Columbus, Ohio. November 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Right: With his wife Ilana listening, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel concedes the race to Sherrod Brown on election night in the ballroon at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. November 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)
November 8, 2012

Take a look at the five most expensive races this election cycle, and see if the PACs and party committees got what they paid for. Continue reading

Ohio House Speaker John Husted (R) answers questions as Senate President Bill Harris (R) looks on during the Republican response to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland's State of the State at the Ohio State House, in Columbus. February 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
November 6, 2012 | Blog
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted ordered a last-minute change to how provisional ballots are cast in Ohio.
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