Merrill Schwerin

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  • October 28, 2014

    Everywhere she goes in North Carolina, Sen. Kay Hagan asks her supporters to repeat the same refrain: “Collectively say with me,” Hagan said to a packed room in Durham’s Convention Center Sunday, “Our state is not for sale.” And while that may be true, the price tag of this hotly contested U.S. Senate race has become the highest so far in political history. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2014

    At a campaign office in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sunday, Thom Tillis, The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, told a group of volunteers that he was recently at a televised football game where, after long delays between plays on the field, he joked with a friend, “They’re probably playing all our commercials now.” He might have been right. So far, 90,000 television commercials about North Carolina’s Senate race have hit the airwaves, and as one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the country, many more are on the way. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2014

    This weekend, PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill spoke with Representative Cory Gardner about his reasons for getting into the race and why he believes he’d make a better leader for Colorado. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2014

    In one of the closest political races in the country,Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, faces Republican Rep. Cory Gardner in a fight that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. Continue reading

  • September 18, 2014

    In 2000, massive natural gas reserves were discovered on the plateau above Nine Mile Canyon in Utah, an area with thousands of archaeological sites and more petroglyphs than anywhere else in the lower 48 states. That energy boom has created a “perfect storm” between industrial development and the preservation of cultural heritage. Continue reading