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Filibusters: Political Strategy or Wasted Effort?
May 8, 2017, 7:37 p.m.

In political news, there is a lot of talk over the use of filibusters in the Senate, especially during the U.S Senate's recent confirmation of supreme court judge Neil Gorsuch. Are these efforts an effective political strategy or are legislators wasting everyone's time?


The Minimum Wage Debate
Aug. 1, 2016, 2:06 p.m.

Some legislators are beginning to act on the task of increasing the minimum wage, while others are actively trying to stop the increases.

What is an Omnibus Bill?
June 27, 2016, 2:31 p.m.

 Have you seen a recent headline about Congress passing an omnibus bill? Curious about what this obscure sounding piece of legislation is? Below we provide a non-partisan explanation of omnibus bills.....


Vote Smart Live-Tweeted the Republican Primary Debate on CNBC
Oct. 29, 2015, 6:59 p.m.

Did you miss our Live-Tweet event for the Republican Debate? You can get a recap of all we did here!


Blogging from the bus
Oct. 9, 2008, 8:29 p.m.

Convention Time
Sept. 11, 2008, 4 a.m.

Does it play in Peoria?
July 25, 2008, 1:25 a.m.

America's Best Media Crew
July 22, 2008, 7:52 p.m.

July 12, 2008, 4:59 a.m.

Rolling On
May 2, 2008, 3:20 a.m.

Back on the Bus
April 25, 2008, 2:33 a.m.

Blogging from the Bus: Ups and Downs
Feb. 7, 2008, 4:33 a.m.

Normal to Norman - Blogging from the Bus
Jan. 23, 2008, 4:46 a.m.

Blogging from the Bus is Back
Jan. 16, 2008, 2:35 a.m.

On the Road Again!!!
Jan. 9, 2008, 4:38 a.m.


Blogging from the Bus 11/15
Nov. 16, 2007, 10:19 a.m.

Blogging from The Bus 11/1
Nov. 2, 2007, 2:41 a.m.

Blogging from the Bus 10/26
Oct. 27, 2007, 7 a.m.

Blogging from The Bus 10/21
Oct. 21, 2007, 11:21 p.m.

Blogging from The Bus 10/20
Oct. 20, 2007, 11:09 p.m.

Follow the Vote Smart Bus Tour
Oct. 18, 2007, 4:36 a.m.

First Look at the Vote Smart Bus Tour
Oct. 2, 2007, 3:15 a.m.

Project Vote Smart Bus Tour Schedule
Sept. 4, 2007, 10:23 p.m.

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