Pa.’s Fitzpatrick sides with Dems on Dreamers bill, as immigration debate intensifies
By: Daniel Newhauser and John L. Micek - March 19, 2021
The measures mark the first step towards what advocates for immigration reform hope will be a year or two of substantive action on the issue.
New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles
By: Daniel Newhauser - March 18, 2021
There's Washington's political reality that moving on any individual immigration issue tends to open up questions about other parts of an interconnected system.
Politicians quit Congress, but their ‘zombie’ campaigns stagger on with millions in the bank
By: Daniel Newhauser - December 20, 2020
The FEC asked the zombies’ treasurers to clarify their plans for the committees and potentially pay back any charges that could be classified as personal expenses, which would be a misuse of campaign funds.
Eugene DePasquale files to run against Perry in 2022. But it’s not what you think
By: Daniel Newhauser - December 2, 2020
The functional purpose of filing paperwork to keep a campaign committee active is to be able to legally fundraise. And there are two reasons to fundraise: Because you need money to run or because you need money to pay off debt.
How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections | Analysis
By: Daniel Newhauser - November 25, 2020
A States Newsroom analysis of federal data shows how nearly every state Republican and Democratic party helped pump more big money into this year’s elections.