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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

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2014 | Blog

Dave Brat spent much of his campaign slamming both parties for being in the pocket of “Wall Street crooks” and DC insiders. Continue reading

A SWAT team officer stands watch near an apartment house where the suspect in a shooting at a movie theatre lived in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. As many as 14 people were killed and 50 injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre early Friday during the showing of the latest Batman movie. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
June 9, 2014 | News & Notes

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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

Virginia Civil RIghts Memorial
May 17, 2014 | Activism

The stories of the people behind the landmark decision sixty years ago are even more compelling than the ruling itself. One of them was a schoolgirl named Barbara Rose Johns. Continue reading

Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 9, 2014 | Blog

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March 31, 2014 | Blog

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February 7, 2014 | Blog

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., pauses while questioning a witness at Senate Banking Committee hearing. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
January 23, 2014 | Blog

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December 9, 2013 | Blog

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November 13, 2013 | Blog

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

Cuccinelli, in his concession speech, complained of “being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million.” Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

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October 29, 2013 | Blog

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