Schneider is a creator of both the civic education site VoteSmart and Republicans for Integrity, an organization of former GOP members of Congress "who place people before partisan politics." She represented Rhode Island in the House from 1981 through 1990.
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Younger House members are more likely to work across the aisle than their older colleagues, a new study shows.
Bipartisanship is extraordinarily hard to come by on Capitol Hill, one of the main reasons why the legislative branch has devolved into near-total dysfunction and further hobbled the regular operations of democracy. The report provides a glimmer of hope the next generation of lawmaker leaders may be willing to change that.
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Businesses that finance super PACs could be exploited by foreigners who want to secretly and illegally spend millions to influence American elections, a campaign finance advocacy group warned Wednesday.
So long as they disclose their donors, super PACs are allowed to raise and spend unlimited amounts in support or opposition of candidates for president and Congress. But these donations too often come from opaque shell companies, Issue One said in a new study, obscuring the true source of the money and opening campaigns to even more interference by overseas adversaries.
A bipartisan nonprofit that advocates for a broad democracy reform agenda, Issue One says the remedy is more regulation of these shell companies. (The group operates but has no journalistic say over The Fulcrum.)
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Who better to bridge the political divide in our country than Captain America?
Marvel star Chris Evans is working to stand up for the little guy — this time in real life — by launching a bipartisan civic engagement app that explores a variety of issues in short videos. The actor says the aim of the new platform he unveiled last week, A Starting Point, is to provide people with concise answers to common political and policy questions.
Evans hopes to be something of a supersoldier in the combat to end the nation's era of political divisiveness — the app something that Steve Rogers (his character's original identity in 10 superhero movies in the past decade) might deploy to cut through the partisan noise and bring clarity and balance to Americans' most pressing problems.
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