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2011

Can a sweater do that?
Dec. 15, 2011, 8:22 a.m.

Give a gift membership to Vote Smart and help us keep our politicians honest – can a sweater do that?

Testing Oregon CD-1 candidates' political courage
Dec. 12, 2011, 9:18 a.m.

Special elections typically are a result of unusual circumstances, scandal, or tragedy, and the race for Oregon's 1st Congressional district is no exception. 

Is pizza a vegetable?
Dec. 8, 2011, 3:17 p.m.

"...an increase in the amount of tomato paste required for the paste to be considered a serving of vegetables." Do you agree? 

Redistricting: The 10-year shake up
Dec. 7, 2011, 10:25 a.m.

There is one issue that only pops up every decade with noticeable consequences, and that issue is redistricting.

That's strong stuff
Nov. 30, 2011, 9:07 a.m.

University of Southern California student, and current intern, David Hernandez discusses his experience working as a part of our research team. 

Response from major parties following 'SuperCommittee' failure
Nov. 29, 2011, 1:52 p.m.

The inability of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or 'Supercommittee', to come to an agreement to reduce the United States' government debt by over one trillion dollars has prompted a significant response by both Democrats and Republicans. 

Immigration: What are the presidential candidates saying?
Nov. 28, 2011, 9:28 a.m.

Research intern Julie Bissinger takes a closer look at what the 2012 presidential candidates have said recently on the issue of immigration.

'Supercommittee' misses deadline
Nov. 22, 2011, 1:19 p.m.

The U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction was established with the goal of improving both the short and long term financial outlook of the US and reducing the deficit “...by at least $1,500,000,000 over the period of fiscal years 2012 to 2021” But they missed their deadline...

Help us expand our legislative research
Nov. 21, 2011, 11:44 a.m.

Our Legislative Research Department’s primary responsibility of tracking legislation at the state and federal levels has been so well-received that we are thinking about expanding to other areas that might be useful to voters, but we need your input.

Why I volunteer
Nov. 17, 2011, 8:37 a.m.

Voters aren’t stupid; they know that political ads are emotionally deceptive, and they hunger for real facts. Project Vote Smart can help. Why do I volunteer here? Because it matters.

Health care: What are the candidates saying?
Nov. 14, 2011, 9:33 a.m.

Research intern Julie Bissinger takes a closer look at what the 2012 presidential candidates have said recently on the issue of health care.

Find your Political Soulmate with VoteEasy
Nov. 4, 2011, 8:29 a.m.

With the presidential election exactly one year away, Project Vote Smart has launched VoteEasy (winner of the best there is at the 2011 Webvisionary Awards), the interactive tool for voters to instantly see which presidential candidate they are most compatible with. To use VoteEasy now visit www.votesmart.org.

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