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Unmatched Free Database on 150,000 Politicians Now Available
Sept. 7, 2014, 8:27 p.m.

Vote Smart (, the leading non-partisan national research organization focused on politicians and elections, announced a series of massive additions to its factual database on over 150,000 current and former elected officials and candidates. 


September Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 10, 2013, 3:16 p.m.

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Get Smart on Defense
July 18, 2012, 3:02 p.m.

At you can find out how your representatives feel about defense and defense spending in a few different ways: 

Is the News Getting the Best of You?
July 11, 2012, 3:32 p.m.

The first Friday of every month is more than just an excuse for the monthly office pizza party - it's when the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts out their unemployment report, an event that is sure to grow in intensity with every passing month as November approaches. 

Challenges in Arizona: the Special Election in CD-8
Feb. 14, 2012, 9:07 p.m.

Following the resignation of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona was faced with a unique situation in holding elections to replace the former Congresswoman.

Oregon major party candidates lacking political courage
Jan. 9, 2012, 3:33 p.m.

We released the 2012 Political Courage Test results today for Oregon's special election showing neither major party congressional candidate running for the state's 1st Congressional District seat was willing to answer even the most basic issue-related questions addressed inside the Test.

Iowa has spoken
Jan. 5, 2012, 3:16 p.m.

As expected, the Iowa Caucus, the first nominating contest of the 2012 election season, proved to shake things up inside the GOP race.



Analysis of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 13, 2009, 6:04 a.m.

Shufflings in Congress
July 16, 2009, 9:52 p.m.


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