Podcast: The dark money blitzkrieg
Across the country, races for the House, Senate, governors and state legislators are being haunted by nasty attack ads. In this week’s podcast, host Andrea Seabrook takes a deep dive into dark money groups, responsible for some of the season's nastiest ads.Read More
FCC announces $10 million fine following Scripps investigation
A federal investigation launched when a reporter's Google search revealed a phone company storing the confidential information of hundreds of thousands of customers on an open Internet site has resulted in a $10 million fine against two carriers.Read More
Parties split on voter ID laws, but what does the research say?
News stories about voter ID laws are the broccoli of campaign coverage. You know you should read them, they are said to be very important to democracy, but they are boring. And for all the huffing and puffing, it doesn’t seem like voter ID laws affect election outcomes very much.Read More
2014 midterms expected to be most expensive ever
The 2014 midterms are expected to be the most expensive in history. That’s right. The price tag will be just shy of $4 billion, according to projections released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics. That’s about $13 million a day from Jan. 1 through the Nov. 4 Election Day – a pretty big sum even if you’re in Donald Trump’s tax bracket.Read More
Gary police will review unsolved murders
Nearly a week after launching an investigation into possible serial killings of women around Gary, Indiana, the city’s police chief says he plans to look into a 2010 report by Scripps News about an unusual number of unsolved strangulations of women in the area between 1991 and 2007.Read More
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