News Releases

Year

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...

2012

VoteEasy Tool Launched in California
Sept. 17, 2012, 11:31 a.m.

Member Volunteer Spotlight: Ruth Kranovich
July 30, 2012, 8:46 a.m.

&nbsp;For more information on volunteering at the Great Divide Ranch,&nbsp;<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... <br> </font>

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

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...