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Jun 28, 2011

A change in the election laws of the nation may stand to affect the outcome of many races across the country, as questions concerning the funding for campaigns have pushed another case to the highest level of law, the Supreme Court.

The high court decided that a key provision of Arizona's clean elections law was potentially unconstitutional due to a violation of the First Amendment, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal.

In a 5-4 ruling, the conservative side of the bench ruled that the notion that the government may match the funds of a private donor in a lopsided campai

Jun 28, 2011

Just days after the New York State Senate passed a bill making same-sex marriage a signature away from being legal in the state, President Barack Obama addressed the issue by telling a room full of supporters of the bill that he believes the bill passing is an example of democracy.

Obama specifically addressed the issue, saying gay couples “deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country."

More than 500 Democratic Party donors from the LGBT community joined Obama at the Manhattan fundraiser which was brimming with excitement with the same-sex ma

Jun 27, 2011

The federal government has had its share of financial issues, including an impending shutdown earlier this year due to a lack of funds, but a new report shows members of the House of Representatives receiving a surplus in funds for staff bonuses.

According to CNN, Congress dished out as much as $6.1 million in bonuses to its staff with Democrats awarding staff with up to $3.1 million in bonuses and the GOP awarding its staff with up to $908,000.

Jun 17, 2011

Controversial legal battles that occur on the state level may reach the Supreme Court due to their complexity.

Jun 17, 2011

Ronald Reagan was the first U.S. President to use an automatic signature to authorize legislation.