The Balancing Act of Determining Discrimination
May 17, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
<span style='background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;'>Multiple “religious freedom” bills are currently capturing the attention of state legislatures across the country.</span> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">“Religious freedom” bills are proposed legislation that call for religious organizations, businesses, and individuals to be protected from penalties for declining to provide services to individuals whose lifestyle conflicts with their sincerely held religious beliefs.</font>
A Vote Smart Guide to the "Gang of Eight"
Feb. 28, 2013, 9:27 a.m.
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Immigration: it's an issue that's been on the minds of a lot of prominent people involved in politics lately.
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 20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues</span></span>
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.
March Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 15, 2012, 2:05 p.m.
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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.
Iowa has spoken
Jan. 5, 2012, 8:16 a.m.
As expected, the Iowa Caucus, the first nominating contest of the 2012 election season, proved to shake things up inside the GOP race.