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  • Dark money, taxpayer money, flow in redistricting lawsuits

    RICHMOND – In the high-dollar lawsuits that ultimately shape election maps in Virginia and across the country, there's often no telling where all of the money comes from. Taxpayers are expected to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to private...
  • States pre-emptively block EPA power plant regulation

    WASHINGTON The breadth and complexity of President Barack Obama's plans to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants are probably a nightmare to some of the many Capitol Hill staffers, reporters and interest groups following the issue, but it may be a...
  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The New London Day (Conn.), May 4, 2015 The May 3 shooting deaths in Garland, Texas, of two gunmen with suspected Islamic extremist ties who reportedly...
  • Patriot Act renewal splits GOP presidential hopefuls

    Republican senators eyeing the presidency split over the renewal of the Patriot Act surveillance law, with civil libertarians at odds with traditional defense hawks who back tough spying powers in the fight against terrorism. The political divide will be...
  • Caroline Little: It's important to strengthen Freedom of Information Act

    President Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving this critical goal. The House of Representatives and Senate are considering nearly identical bills to...
  • 5 things to know about the NSA court ruling

    A federal appeals court has declared illegal the National Security Agency program that collects data on the landline telephone records of nearly every American. The ruling Thursday, the first of its kind by an appeals court, comes as Congress considers...
  • Iran Legislation is win-win for GOP, Obama

    Republicans in control of Congress want a say on negotiations to ease sanctions against Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development, and a bipartisan accomplishment signed into law to showcase an ability to govern sensibly....
  • Guy Carawan dies at 87; brought 'We Shall Overcome' to civil rights movement

    Guy Carawan dies at 87; brought 'We Shall Overcome' to civil rights movement
    Folk singer Guy Carawan didn’t write “We Shall Overcome,” the galvanizing anthem of the civil rights movement that the Library of Congress called “the most powerful song of the 20th century.” In fact, its origins remain...
  • Lawmakers seek to end the muzzling of consumers by some businesses

    Increasingly threatened by the prospect of bad reviews on Yelp and similar websites, some companies have a message for customers: Shut up — or else. You might not know it, but you could be giving up your right to criticize a business publicly if...
  • Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

    The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama's talks to curb Iran's nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursday that would let Congress review and possibly reject any final deal with Tehran. The vote was 98-1 for the bipartisan...
  • Florida congressman flipped shares in IPO despite US law

    A multimillionaire, first-term Florida congressman flipped shares in a solar company the same day he acquired them in an initial public offering, despite a federal law that generally prohibits members of Congress from participating in IPOs. Republican...