Americans of all political stripes are concerned about the fact that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election. These events compel a thorough investigation, and various inquiries are already underway. Here's a comprehensive guide to different investigative mechanisms available to the legislative and executive branches.
Many who want to reduce the influence of big campaign money on politics are frustrated by damaging Supreme Court decisions and Congressional inaction. But states and cities have demonstrated in the last few years that successful policy options exist.
Special-interest groups accounted for a record-high 29 percent of total spending in state judicial races in the 2013-14 election cycle, according to this new report, which offers a detailed analysis of the latest state Supreme Court campaign trends.