Access to over 900 U.S. and international newspapers, many in full text, from 1977 to the present (date of individual titles varies) . Includes The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal
Finance & Influence
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A nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics. Compiles data about the sources of campaign contributions in U.S. presidential, congressional, state, and local ballot and candidate elections.
This Very Short Introduction gives readers a concise, accessible, and sophisticated overview of the vital elements of American democracy, emphasizing both how these elements function, their historical origins, and how they have evolved into their present forms.
Few Americans and even fewer citizens of other nations understand the electoral process in the United States or role played by political parties. Participation in elections in the United States is much lower than in the vast majority of mature democracies. This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to these issues and more, providing an insider's view of how the system actually works while shining a light on some of its flaws.
Many scholars believe that the framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the preeminent branch of government. Indeed, no other legislature in the world approaches its power. Yet most Americans have only a murky idea of how it works. In The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill--pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English.