News Releases

Year

2014

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in California
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving California voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Twenty-eight congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

2013

A Vote Smart Guide to the Keystone XL Pipeline
March 29, 2013, 9:28 a.m.

The Keystone XL Pipeline: it's been dominating headlines for what seems like forever...

Legislative Wrap-Up: Voter ID
Jan. 16, 2013, 4:34 p.m.

States across America considered legislation in their most recent sessions that would change voting and voter registration requirements.

2012

Same-Sex Marriage Wrap-Up
Nov. 19, 2012, 3:23 p.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Over the past few years, the country has witnessed an abundance of legislation on both the state and national levels regarding same-sex marriage. </p>

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 California
Sept. 17, 2012, 11:31 a.m.

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... <br> </font>

June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2012, 12:53 p.m.

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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;

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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Going for broke: could GOP convention elect nominee?
March 5, 2012, 12:54 p.m.

What if, following Super Tuesday, all four GOP candidates are still in the game and no clear frontrunner has emerged?&nbsp;

2011

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.&nbsp;

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',&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/blog/2011/nov/22/supercommittee-misses-deadline/" target="_blank">to come to an agreement</a>&nbsp;to reduce the United States'&nbsp;government debt by over one trillion dollars has prompted a significant&nbsp;response by both Democrats and Republicans.&nbsp;

'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 “...by at least $1,500,000,000 over the period of fiscal years 2012 to 2021” But they missed their deadline...

2009

Results of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 4, 2009, 11:59 p.m.

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.

Shufflings in Congress
July 16, 2009, 3:52 p.m.

2008

Precious Moments
April 9, 2008, 9:57 p.m.

2007