Member Volunteer Spotlight: Ruth Kranovich
July 30, 2012, 8:46 a.m.
For more information on volunteering at the Great Divide Ranch, <a href="http://votesmart.org/member-internships" target="_blank">click here</a>...
National Intern Spotlight: John Hogan
July 3, 2012, 3:34 p.m.
<font face="Arial, sans-serif">We threw the spotlight on one of our returning interns, John, and asked him a few questions about his time, so far, here at the Great Divide Ranch...
Standing Your Ground Across The States
June 12, 2012, 8:11 a.m.
The February 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin has ignited a media firestorm surrounding so-called “stand your ground” or “castle doctrine” laws in the United States.
Comments on Unemployment Rate
June 1, 2012, 3:51 p.m.
The US unemployment rate was published at 8.2% for the month of May, rising a tenth of a point from April's 8.1%. Here's what several congress members had to say about it...
March Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 15, 2012, 2:05 p.m.
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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', <a href="http://votesmart.org/blog/2011/nov/22/supercommittee-misses-deadline/" target="_blank">to come to an agreement</a> to reduce the United States' government debt by over one trillion dollars has prompted a significant response by both Democrats and Republicans.
'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...