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In 2013, 90 percent of the U.S. corn crop came from genetically modified strains, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

With no funding and facing a July deadline to gather 173,000 signatures, a Tucson man is out to require labels telling consumers whether food products are genetically engineered or made with genetically engineered ingredients. Read more»

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as some warned, unleash a flood of corporate money directly into elections. Read more»

The nation's top oil executives appeared before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.

As Congress debates what to do about surging gas prices—whether to expand drilling, for instance, or end federal tax breaks for oil companies—this much is clear: energy executives, including some who are being summoned to testify on Capitol Hill, are among the nation’s highest paid CEOs. Read more»

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C. The building is located across the street from Lafayette Park and the White House.

Everybody knows money talks in politics, but people—and particularly the press—rarely pay attention to exactly how. It can define potential alternatives, invent arguments, inundate with propaganda, and threaten with merely hypothetical opposition. Read more»