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The New Campaign Finance Reformers Look To Jump-Start A Movement

The New Campaign Finance Reformers Look To Jump-Start A Movement

Paul Blumenthal  10. 6.2013
COLUMBIA, Md. -- The 2014 election is over a year away, but even so Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) found himself standing in late July in the...
I 'Got Snatched': One Man's Bizarre Trip Through America's Prison System

I 'Got Snatched': One Man's Bizarre Trip Through America's Prison System

Matt Sledge  09.12.2013
Daniel McGowan was in the yard of the Federal Correctional Institution in Sandstone, Minn., when his name rang out over the loudspeaker....
Why Isn't Every Monday Like Labor Day?

Why Isn't Every Monday Like Labor Day?

Arthur Delaney  09. 2.2013
For nearly two years, Tom Allen clocked into his job at a defense hardware plant in Lansing, Mich. in the afternoon to start a 12-hour...
Worse Than Walmart?

Worse Than Walmart?

Dave Jamieson  08.29.2013
Dawn Hughey had worked at Dollar General for just four months when she was named manager of a store in the Detroit suburbs in 2009. Having...
'The Most Innocent Victims Of The Foreclosure Crisis'

'The Most Innocent Victims Of The Foreclosure Crisis'

Ben Hallman  08.27.2013
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In a hotel room not far from Disneyland, Renee Genel slumps on a couch, her family's meager possessions scattered nearby...
Want A Corn Dog With Your Obamacare?

Want A Corn Dog With Your Obamacare?

Jason Cherkis  08.22.2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A middle-aged man in a red golf shirt shuffles up to a small folding table with gold trim, in a booth adorned with a...
The Coming Dark Age For Science In America

The Coming Dark Age For Science In America

Sam Stein  08.14.2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- On the first floor of Jordan Hall at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is a 12-by-8 room that, at...
How Sequestration Is Gutting The Public Defender System

How Sequestration Is Gutting The Public Defender System

Sam Stein  07.22.2013
It's roughly 164 miles from Lubbock, Texas, to Abilene; not the furthest drive you can do in the Lone Star State but still a bit of a haul....
Kentucky's King: How Mitch McConnell Has (Mis)Ruled The Bluegrass State

Kentucky's King: How Mitch McConnell Has (Mis)Ruled The Bluegrass State

Jason Cherkis  07.11.2013
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Ever since the U.S. government's uranium enrichment plant started hiring in 1951, there has been a Buckley helping to run...
Life Under Sequestration Creates Nightmare Scenarios For Head Start Moms

Life Under Sequestration Creates Nightmare Scenarios For Head Start Moms

Sam Stein  07. 9.2013
WASHINGTON -- Rhonda Reynolds was paying bills in downtown Pratt, Kan., on a hot and sunny mid-June afternoon when the second call came...
Under Strain From A Decade Of War, Military And Veteran Couples Work To Repair Marriages

Under Strain From A Decade Of War, Military And Veteran Couples Work To Repair Marriages

David Wood  07. 3.2013
HATTERAS, N.C. -- Staff Sgt. Joe Payne, an Army combat engineer, survived Afghanistan. It was coming home seven years ago that shattered...
How Food Stamp Resentment Feeds Crabby Conservatism

How Food Stamp Resentment Feeds Crabby Conservatism

Arthur Delaney  07. 1.2013
WASHINGTON -- Janina Riley noticed a woman muttering behind her in the checkout line as she paid for food at a Giant Eagle grocery store...
Biking With Bush: Former President Reflects On War's Legacy

Biking With Bush: Former President Reflects On War's Legacy

Jon Ward  05.30.2013
CRAWFORD, Texas -- George W. Bush had been riding his mountain bike for almost four hours, and he was out of gas. I was 12 riders behind...
This Teen Girl Is A Social Network's Worst Nightmare -- And Best Hope

This Teen Girl Is A Social Network's Worst Nightmare -- And Best Hope

Bianca Bosker  05.23.2013
MILLBURN, N.J. -- Fourteen-year-old Casey Schwartz has ditched more social networking services than most people her parents’ age have...
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