North Carolina Legislative Wrap-Up
Nov. 28, 2012, 5:32 p.m.
The North Carolina General Assembly has biennial sessions with a regular long session in odd years and a short session held on even years.
Same-Sex Marriage Wrap-Up
Nov. 19, 2012, 10:23 p.m.
Over the past few years, the country has witnessed an abundance of legislation on both the state and national levels regarding same-sex marriage.
All About the Vice-Presidential Candidates
Aug. 16, 2012, 9:35 p.m.
For those of you living under rocks, Mitt Romney announced his running mate last Saturday – Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan. You've probably heard a fair amount about Ryan, probably about his time spent as chair of the House Budget committee, and the budget proposal he crafted. But what about the information voters really want to know, like the fact that he's a fan of Monty Python*? At votesmart.org you can find out all you need to know (and more) about both vice-presidential contenders.
Campaign Finance Reform
Aug. 1, 2012, 3:48 p.m.
With the the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission Supreme Court ruling, parts of four decades of campaign finance regulation were ruled unconstitutional.
Standing Your Ground Across The States
June 12, 2012, 2:11 p.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.