Politics

 
The State House is seen Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Augusta. State legislators have turned their attention from lawmaking to campaigning with the close of the legislative session. Nearly a third of all seats we become vacant for November’s election.

Legislators turn focus from lawmaking to campaigning with close of session

By CLARKE CANFIELD, The Associated Press on May 19, 2012, at 12:03 p.m.

Same-sex marriage advocates working to gain support this weekend

The Associated Press on May 19, 2012, at 11:57 a.m.

Federal contractors turn temporary pay into $1.8 million windfall

By Carol D. Leonnig, The Washington Post on May 19, 2012, at 6:34 a.m.
Princeton University used taxpayer dollars to fund “per diem” payments for employees’ lodging, as well as “premium” bonuses to supplement their salaries.
CONTRIBUTORS

Five myths about independent voters

By Linda Killian, Special to The Washington Post on May 19, 2012, at 5:54 a.m.
ANALYSIS

How to wipe moderates off the map

By John Barrow, Special to The Washington Post on May 19, 2012, at 5:41 a.m.
Just over 10 percent of the American people’s representatives in the House are rewarded for practicing the politics of cooperation, while almost 90 percent are rewarded for practicing the politics of confrontation.