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VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Arizona
Oct. 27, 2014, 9:34 a.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_self"></a>, giving Arizona voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Nineteen congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.


A Vote Smart Guide to the "Gang of Eight"
Feb. 28, 2013, 9:27 a.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Immigration: it's an issue that's been on the minds of a lot of prominent people involved in politics lately. </p>

Legislative Wrap-Up: Bullying in Schools
Jan. 25, 2013, 12:05 p.m.

Throughout the past decade there has been a national trend of legislation on bullying.

Legislative Wrap-Up: Religious Objections to Birth Control
Jan. 24, 2013, 9:28 a.m.

In August 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an interim final rule concerning contraception.


Candidates Flunk 20-Year Study of Political Courage
Oct. 29, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">A&nbsp; 20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues</span></span>

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Arizona
Oct. 8, 2012, 9:07 a.m.

National Intern Spotlight: Megan Riley
July 9, 2012, 9:35 a.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> We threw the spotlight on one of our interns, Megan, and asked her a few questions about her time, so far, here at the Great Divide Ranch... </p>

Standing Your Ground Across The States
June 12, 2012, 8:11 a.m.

The February 26 shooting of&nbsp;Trayvon Martin&nbsp;has ignited a media firestorm surrounding so-called “stand your ground” or “castle doctrine” laws in the United States.&nbsp;

Arizona Special Election CD-8, June 12, 2012
June 11, 2012, 4:23 p.m.


May Common Ground E-Newsletter
May 17, 2012, 12:17 p.m.

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Challenges in Arizona: the Special Election in CD-8
Feb. 14, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

<style type="text/css"> p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } </style> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Following the resignation of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona was faced with a unique situation in holding elections to replace the former Congresswoman. </p>

GOP field narrowing, but are candidates really gone?
Jan. 20, 2012, 10:49 a.m.

The South Carolina Republican Presidential Preference Primary is scheduled for Saturday, January, 21st and while in most of our minds there are only four candidates still vying for the GOP nomination, one look at the ballot will tell a slightly different story.&nbsp;


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.

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

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



Same-Sex Unions in 2009
Oct. 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

The View from Across the Water
Oct. 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

One Small Victory at a Time
Sept. 16, 2009, 4:38 p.m.



Saving Democracy One Semester at a Time
Dec. 7, 2007, 3:52 p.m.

Some Like It Hot
Sept. 13, 2007, 2:57 p.m.