Geoff’s Recent Stories
World Jul 14U.S. official: Russia using social media to divide Americans
U.S. intelligence officials say they are seeing "persistent Russian efforts using social media" to sow discord and divisiveness in America.
Politics Jul 14State election officials in U.S. meet amid security concerns
The top state election officials from throughout the U.S. are gathering this weekend in Philadelphia amid fresh revelations of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Nation Feb 12Opioid makers gave $10 million to advocacy groups that promoted use of their pills, report says
The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives.
Politics Jan 06Federal tax overhaul could lead to changes in some states
In New Jersey and California, top Democratic officials want to let people make charitable contributions to the state instead of paying certain taxes. In Connecticut and New York, officials are exploring a switch from income taxes to new ones on…
Politics Sep 22Hackers targeted election systems in 21 states, federal government says
States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. In most cases, they had not known until notified Friday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Politics Aug 09Trump’s voter fraud commission could create target for hackers, critics say
"Coordinating a national voter registration system located in the White House is akin to handing a zip drive to Russia," said Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat who has refused to send data to the commission.
Politics Jun 23Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health plan
The doubts about the latest plan from Washington came from Republicans, Democrats and the nation's one independent governor.
Health Mar 15GOP health overhaul puts pressure on state governments
The Republican health care plan means less money for states and gives them a tough choice: Find a pot of cash to make up the difference or let coverage lapse for millions of lower-income Americans.
Politics Jun 26Study finds difficulty tracing dark money in political ads
It's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds.
Nation Feb 24Christie proposes $33.8 billion budget for next fiscal year
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing a new round of major pension and health benefit cuts for public employees in his budget address Tuesday, a day after a judge ordered his administration to restore $1.57 billion in delayed payments…