politics

Open government or rabbit hole?

Annals of government transparency: Jeb Bush's email response to a Florida trucker in 1999 highlights the difficulties of engagement.

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POLL: What would be the best outcome for Tuesday’s Congressional elections?

What would be best for trucking: A still divided Congress with Republicans in control of the House, Democrats of the Senate? Or do you hope one party takes both? Tell us here.

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Readers largely cynical on ‘nuclear’ filibuster move

77 percent of readers looked unfavorably on Senate Democrats' changing of filibuster rules.

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Hot buttons poll: What’s your view on the filibuster rule change?

On November 21, 2013, reacting to Republicans' continued blocking of votes on federal appeals court nominations, Senate Democrats exercised the "nuclear option" on filibuster rules; what's your view of the move?

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Solidarity with the dispatcher, forces against CARB low-use exemption change

FirstFleet drivers band behind a dispatch/payroll office employee battling cancer. Forces at work against CARB's low-use mileage boost?

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‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’ details emerge

The Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va., is to serve as a rally point for convoys to the Capitol Beltway as well as into D.C., organizers report.

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I-40 lanes back open in Arkansas

"Interstate truckers need a good federal highway system. The price we pay is regulation. Want the feds out of your business? Get used to sitting around in local traffic."

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How do you feel about the NSA’s broad collecting of U.S. citizens’ phone/internet records?

In the wake of revelations that the NSA's PRISM program has collected a broad swath of U.S. citizens' telephone and internet-activity records, this poll probes operator opinion on the the program's future.

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Readers want immigration enforcement, not reform

“There already is a legal path to citizenship,” said David S. McQueen, summing up the near-majority stance among Overdrive readers on the U.S. government’s feints toward immigration reform.

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Readers: Bring influence peddlers out of the shadows

A sizable majority of Overdrive readers favor reforms to campaign-finance rules that would bring 501(c)(4) political spenders into the light.

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