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Last January the Supreme Court ruled that campaign finance laws should be relaxed to reflect constitutional rights to free speech by allowing businesses, unions and advocacy groups to air political ads. It has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats, and has been subject to both legal and legislative challenges.
As investigations into the legal writings of President Obama’s latest Supreme Court pick continue, evidence has come to light that suggests Elena Kagan strongly backed former President Bill Clinton in the Whitewater case.
President Obama has requested that Congress quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to help prevent states from being forced to lay off more workers.
Earlier this week, the Obama administration vowed to press BP to set up an escrow account to pay for the oil spill damage along the Gulf Coast, but recent reports suggest the deal appears to be stalling.
With congressional negotiations on the Wall Street reform bill heating up a new poll has found that many Americans support some form of regulation, but it also depends on who or what is regulated.
Arizona’s recently passed immigration bill has prompted many Hispanic families to leave the state before the controversial law goes into effect in late July.
A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has found that California has the least-educated labor force of any state in the United States, and this may be due to the high levels of immigration in recent decades.
South Carolina’s Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene said last week that he will reject his party’s request that he drop out of the November election race.
Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has requested that an independent prosecutor look into whether White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his deputy Jim Messina violated Federal laws by interfering with two recent congressional primaries.
Senator Blanche Lincoln defied the nation’s anti-incumbent sentiment and scored a surprising victory last week in Arkansas’ Democratic runoff election by beating the state’s lieutenant governor, Bill Halter.