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Senator Set To Cross Major Voting Milestone

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins has gone to great lengths to preserve her unbroken voting streak in Washington. On one occasion, it meant ...

The Price of Democracy

John Feffer | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
John Feffer

The election cycle in 2008 cost more than $5 billion, including congressional races and the primaries. We spent, in other words, about $17 per capita for our last big elections.

Word of the Year 2008: "Bailout" (In Use, 1970s)

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

The Word of the Year 2008 is bailout, according to the American Dialect Society, which balloted yesterday in San Francisco. The word is understood by ...