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New York’s crazily complicated ballots — and what they mean for Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo is hardly the first politician to face ballot issues.

Everything you need to know about McCutcheon v. FEC

A giant campaign finance case gets decided.

Kinda, sorta paying attention to the government shutdown? Read this and get caught up.

You know there's a shutdown but you want to know more? You've come to the right place!

A step-by-step guide to what’s next in the government shutdown showdown

Continuing resolutions and Obamacare and a shutdown. Oh my! A guide on what's next.

Everything you need to know about Jeffrey Thompson’s alleged secret effort to boost Hillary Clinton

You've got questions? We've got answers.

Everything you need to know about ‘stand your ground’ laws

More than 30 states have passed some version of Florida's stand your ground law.

Everything you need to know about the politics of the student loan fight

A key student loan interest rate is doubling today. Buy why? And what does politics have to do with it?

Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court Voting Rights Act decision

What does the court's ruling mean?

Why New Jersey is holding a Wednesday election

October 16 is a Wednesday. Elections are usually held on a Tuesday. What gives?

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