Special interests in Washington and capitals around the country buy access to influence deals behind closed doors. They leave journalists a few crumbs to follow, but we need to know where to look.
Shortly after taking office, President Trump ordered federal funds withheld from so-called “sanctuary cities.” We look at the legal debates and what these communities could lose.
Drafting the federal budget is one of an American president’s most influential undertakings. But two-thirds of spending is set before the process even begins. We explain.
Diabetes, heart disease and back pain are the priciest ailments in the United States, a new survey has found. And the cost of healthcare is rising far faster than inflation.
Research in the
American Journal of Political Science suggests a higher turnout among minorities in voting districts where minorities make up most of the voting-age population.
A 2016 tip sheet that offers journalists guidance on how to research foreign lobbying in the United States.
2016 literature review of academic studies and papers that looks at the minimum wage in the United States, its wider effects and policy implications.
2016 report from researchers at Colorado State and Harvard universities that provides the first overall assessment of the economic value of America's national parks and programs offered by the National Park Service.
2016 study in
Public Finance Review that tries to gauge the public’s interest in new sources of revenue to fund road construction and maintenance.
2016 study in the
American Political Science Review that examines how gender quotas influence women's selection to and ability to maintain top political posts.