D.C.-based groups bombarded state high court races with ads

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Nearly $12 million spent by super PACs and nonprofits in 2012-13 state supreme court races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rick Santorum":

"… the Pennsylvania-based Patriot Voices run by former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, spent $225,000 trying to toss Wiggins from the bench. None of these group …"

Gay rights lobby courts lawmakers with cash

By Michael Beckel

Human Rights Campaign lobbies Congress, donates to lawmakers, as it makes case for marriage equality.

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Supreme Court":

"… or, a challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.     …"

Barbara Boxer — Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

By Kristen Lombardi

Since becoming the first female chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in 2007, California Democrat Barbara Boxer has fo

Excerpts from this story referencing "energy efficiency":

"… also committed “to work on legislation that reduces pollution, promotes energy efficiency and creates incentives to speed the transition to clean, renewable sources …"

DOMA supporters still have friends in Washington

By Michael Beckel

Conservative groups that supported DOMA have courted lawmakers with campaign cash.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Huelskamp":

"… today deemed unconstitutional — still have allies on Capitol Hill. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., for one, has already said that he plans to introduce a constituti …"