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Eliza Newlin Carney

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Eliza Newlin Carney is a weekly columnist at The American Prospect. Her email is ecarney@prospect.org.

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A constitutional battle is brewing in the states over whether lawmakers may draw district lines based on citizenship alone. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images

The administration has backed down, but the census war rages on.  Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Matt Rourke/AP Photo

Democrats are big on purity tests, but it will take a lot more than gimmicks to solve the party’s political money conundrum. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

An obscure congressional committee may help make Congress relevant again. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Turnout by voters of color went up by double digits in Tennessee and other states last year, prompting a spate of GOP bills designed to shut down voter registration drives. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Republicans used to back election security, but now GOP leaders are taking their cue from the White House. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call via AP Images

As House Democrats call in witnesses to answer the questions raised by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, Federal Election Commission officials should be at the top of their list. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

There’s already ample evidence that Donald Trump violated the campaign finance laws, and the core question of whether he received illegal election help from Russia remains unanswered. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Eric Gay

Republican voter fraud allegations are getting embarrassing—and politically damaging—for the GOP. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The Senate majority leader recoils at provisions that would facilitate voting—a position that puts him increasingly out of step with voters and with many state-level Republicans. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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No one expects billionaire campaign contributors to go away, but Democrats’ moves to swear off big money in favor of small, individual donations are shifting the political culture. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Anthony Behar/Sipa via AP Images

New disclosures surface every day in the Russia collusion probes, but mundane campaign-finance violations may once again cause Trump his biggest headaches. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

If House Democrats really want to end dysfunction on Capitol Hill, they’ll have to fix the broken budget process. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

State momentum builds for voting and campaign-finance fixes, both emulating and advancing the case for national democracy reforms.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

It’s easy enough for House Democrats to approve a package of democracy reforms that they know Mitch McConnell will scuttle. It will be harder to swear off big money, and work with Republicans on lasting fixes. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP

Republican power grabs in the Midwest could cost the GOP dearly in 2020. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/David Goldman

Republicans have scoffed at allegations of voting rights violations in Georgia, but a lawsuit filed by Stacey Abrams allies catalogues disenfranchisement in grim detail. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/John Minchillo

Conflicts of interest, dilapidated machines, erratic election administration, and voter suppression were on full display in this midterm, giving Congress plenty to fix. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP

Whether or not they prevail on Election Day, women, immigrants, African Americans, and youth voters will emerge from this midterm stronger than before. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Voters will consider close to two dozen ballot initiatives to fix the broken political process and open up democracy this fall, but GOP legislators are moving to rig the system still further. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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J. Scott Applewhite/AP Images

A constitutional battle is brewing in the states over whether lawmakers may draw district lines based on citizenship alone. Read more

Civil Rights in America

ap_19178557355736.jpe

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images

The administration has backed down, but the census war rages on.  Read more

Civil Rights in America

ap_19138730470632.jpe

Matt Rourke/AP Photo

Democrats are big on purity tests, but it will take a lot more than gimmicks to solve the party’s political money conundrum. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

An obscure congressional committee may help make Congress relevant again. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Turnout by voters of color went up by double digits in Tennessee and other states last year, prompting a spate of GOP bills designed to shut down voter registration drives. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19134829056180.jpg.jpe

Chris Kleponis/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Republicans used to back election security, but now GOP leaders are taking their cue from the White House. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18264705132299.jpg.jpe

Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call via AP Images

As House Democrats call in witnesses to answer the questions raised by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, Federal Election Commission officials should be at the top of their list. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19107690238469.jpg.jpe

Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

There’s already ample evidence that Donald Trump violated the campaign finance laws, and the core question of whether he received illegal election help from Russia remains unanswered. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19038640805520.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/Eric Gay

Republican voter fraud allegations are getting embarrassing—and politically damaging—for the GOP. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19073756343935.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The Senate majority leader recoils at provisions that would facilitate voting—a position that puts him increasingly out of step with voters and with many state-level Republicans. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19050461159049.jpg.jpe

Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx

No one expects billionaire campaign contributors to go away, but Democrats’ moves to swear off big money in favor of small, individual donations are shifting the political culture. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_17020620251704.jpg.jpe

Anthony Behar/Sipa via AP Images

New disclosures surface every day in the Russia collusion probes, but mundane campaign-finance violations may once again cause Trump his biggest headaches. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19031616275444.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

If House Democrats really want to end dysfunction on Capitol Hill, they’ll have to fix the broken budget process. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19003739223282.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

State momentum builds for voting and campaign-finance fixes, both emulating and advancing the case for national democracy reforms.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19002780220972.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

It’s easy enough for House Democrats to approve a package of democracy reforms that they know Mitch McConnell will scuttle. It will be harder to swear off big money, and work with Republicans on lasting fixes. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18338045916322.jpg.jpe

John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP

Republican power grabs in the Midwest could cost the GOP dearly in 2020. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18311143591843.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/David Goldman

Republicans have scoffed at allegations of voting rights violations in Georgia, but a lawsuit filed by Stacey Abrams allies catalogues disenfranchisement in grim detail. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18304707850240.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/John Minchillo

Conflicts of interest, dilapidated machines, erratic election administration, and voter suppression were on full display in this midterm, giving Congress plenty to fix. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18227108195743.jpg.jpe

Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP

Whether or not they prevail on Election Day, women, immigrants, African Americans, and youth voters will emerge from this midterm stronger than before. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18283489818959.jpg.jpe

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Voters will consider close to two dozen ballot initiatives to fix the broken political process and open up democracy this fall, but GOP legislators are moving to rig the system still further. Read more

Civil Rights in America