After a big explosion last year, Texans are worried about what's in nearby chemical plants. Attorney General Greg Abbott, who's running for governor, isn't making it easier for them to find out.
Follow The Money
If you want to know which way the political winds are blowing, it helps to know which way the campaign cash is flowing. We keep an eye on developments in the post Citizens United era.
At a time when congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom, the House Ethics Committee quietly made it harder to track privately financed trips taken by members of Congress.
According to an analysis of Affordable Care Act advertising, an unprecedented amount of money was spent on negative ads attacking the law. And very little was spent defending it.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.
Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.
House Republicans cite the former IRS official's attempt to single out Karl Rove's nonprofit — the one that spent $165 million attacking Democrats and helping Republicans.
Each year, the U.S. loads thousands of tons of coal onto a barge and sends it across the Atlantic. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but no one is trying to end the practice.
No fewer than three new superPACs are working to elect their preferred candidates for secretary of state positions, even though officials overseeing elections are supposed to be neutral.
House candidates typically raise more money overall than Senate hopefuls, but the gap this year is unusually wide. Why? There's no single answer, but there are lots of clues.
Neither the Seahawks nor the Broncos are among the top NFL teams when it comes to political contributions, but they're still plenty active.