Questions raised over Republican’s campaign debt in North Carolina election scandal

Controversy surrounding election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th district increased this weekend as questions surfaced about campaign debts owed by Mark Harris, the Republican initially declared the winner in the race.

According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, the Harris campaign currently owes $34,310 to a political consultant employed by the Red Dome Group.

The money is owed for “Reimbursement Payment for Bladen Absentee” and “Reimburseme...

Rohrabacher’s poor record on climate helped swing conservative California district, survey finds

California’s historic wildfires, combined with the climate denial views of one Republican incumbent, appear to have helped sway voters in the state to elect a Democrat in a longtime conservative congressional district during the midterm elections, new analysis shows.

On November 6, real estate developer Harley Rouda (D) defeated Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), a 15-term incumbent, to represent the 48th congressional district of California, which stretches along the Pacific coast...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is changing the way politicians use social media

If you aren’t following Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on social media, we highly recommend it.

Regardless of where you fall on the partisan political spectrum, there is something for everyone to learn from Ocasio-Cortez, who will officially become the youngest-ever congresswoman next month.

Though the new Democratic-led House won’t be seated until January 3, the New York City congresswoman-elect is already building a large following with her approach ...

No one is having more fun right now than these new House Democrats

The House of Representatives is going to look a lot different come January — not just due to a Democratic majority, but also a record-breaking number of women, people of color, and LGBTQ members set to join Congress after last week’s midterm elections.

That sea change is depicted on the cover of the New Yorker, which Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently shared on Instagram with the caption “Knock knock.”

Pennsylvania candidate gets boost from young people drawn to her climate activism

LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA — Long before Election Day, young climate activists began gravitating to a positive force for change in Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district. Jess King had won the Democratic nomination with a clear vision for how she would fight climate change and improve the lives of residents in Lancaster and southern York counties, a significant departure from previous Republican representatives.

King, head of an economic development nonprofit, pledged ...

Pennsylvania candidate gets boost from young people drawn to her climate activism

LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA — Long before Election Day, young climate activists began gravitating to a positive force for change in Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district. Jess King had won the Democratic nomination with a clear vision for how she would fight climate change and improve the lives of residents in Lancaster and southern York counties, a significant departure from previous Republican representatives.

King, head of an economic development nonprofit, pledged ...

Beto O’Rourke asserts ‘man-made climate change is a fact’ in heated Texas Senate debate

Texans finally got a taste of where the state’s Senate hopefuls stand on climate issues on Tuesday night, as Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican Ted Cruz presented their wildly different green views during their second-ever debate.

Sparring in San Antonio, the event marked a shift from the pair’s first debate in Dallas last month. With only three weeks left to go before Texans head to the polls, O’Rourke has sharpened his talking points against Cruz as poll...

Flint residents eye innovative solutions for the future as they try to move beyond the water crisis

FLINT, MICHIGAN — The north side of Flint is largely a food desert, the result of a steady decline in jobs and economic security compounded by the city’s enduring water crisis. But Mark Baldwin wants to change that.

“Especially for young folks, there’s an amazing amount of opportunity in Flint,” he says on a crisp Thursday afternoon, gesturing around his greenhouse, which he hopes can be translated into a wider-scale effort to provide the neighborhood w...

Delaware primary offers Democratic voters two diverging green visions for the future

Democratic voters in Delaware heading to the polls on Thursday will face a choice that has become increasingly familiar this primary season: casting a vote for a long-secure incumbent, or opting for a surging challenge from the left.

On environmental issues, that decision could be especially fraught, with both of the state’s Senate candidates offering competing green visions for the future.

Sen. Tom Carper, a former governor, has held his seat since 2001 and typically s...

Michigan is set to elect a powerful advocate for environmental justice

Rashida Tlaib is set to be the first Palestinian and Muslim woman elected to the U.S. Congress following a tight race in Michigan on Tuesday. The candidate cinched the Democratic nomination in a win likely to be welcomed by progressives and green groups, many of whom have lauded her campaign’s emphasis on inequality and environmental justice.

After running neck-and-neck with Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones late into the night on Tuesday, Tlaib claimed victory with ...