Need to Know profiles two innovative jobs programs at opposite ends of the country.
RAY SUAREZ : Welcome to Need to Know. Thanks for joining us. The election was more than a week ago. But the debate continues about the extraordinary amount of money spent during the campaign season– an estimated 6 billion dollars. That’s double the amount spent during the 2000 campaign. Of course, the huge increase in [...]
There’s no question that this was the most expensive election cycle in American history. According to the Center for Responsive Politics’ Open Secrets online database, the $6 billion spent nearly doubled what was laid out in 2000.
The 2012 election cycle cost an estimated $6 billion was spent — nearly double what was spent in 2000 according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Of course the huge increase in campaign spending follows the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. That 5-4 decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, said restrictions on independent spending by [...]
There are over 20 million veterans in American today, but with over 1,100 war veterans dying each day, there is an urgent need to collect their personal accounts of their war time experiences while they are still among us.
Rick Karr talked with Anna Eskamani, a volunteer for the College Democrats at University of Central Orlando, about the mood on campus as the election approaches, and about how H.B. 1355, a new FL election law that passed in 2011, affected her work.
Election 2012: What’s at Stake, a PBS Election 2012 special, presents viewers with an up-to-the-minute review of this year’s top campaign issues and considers how the outcome of the election could impact voters’ lives.