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Jeff Plungis | Independent Voter NewsJeff Plungis | Independent Voter News

Jeff Plungis is a veteran Washington journalist who has covered the auto industry, transportation, national security, finance and politics for national publications.

The Coronavirus Stimulus Package Will Be Toxic to Incumbents | Independent Voter NewsThe Coronavirus Stimulus Package Will Be Toxic to Incumbents | Independent Voter News

(That number later crept up-- as Washington outlays are wont to do-- to $831 billion.). By contrast, the CARES Act passed as. a staggering $2 trillion appropriation.

Sara Wilson, Medill School | Independent Voter NewsSara Wilson, Medill School | Independent Voter News

Sara is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. with a MSJ from Northwestern University, where she focused on politics and policy reporting.

Stanley Brand | Independent Voter NewsStanley Brand | Independent Voter News

Brand, director of Penn State Law School's Washington internship program, was general counsel of the U.S. House from 1976 to 1983 and a public corruption atty.

Video: Partisan Primaries Are Our Primary Problem | Independent Voter NewsVideo: Partisan Primaries Are Our Primary Problem | Independent Voter News

was recently featured on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" to discuss his piece in The Atlantic: "Party Primaries Must Go.".

INCREDIBLE: Third Party, Independent Representation Up 40% Since 2014 | Independent Voter NewsINCREDIBLE: Third Party, Independent Representation Up 40% Since 2014 | Independent Voter News

But candidate success outside the major parties remains elusive in Washington. All 435 members in the U.S. House of Representatives are Democrats or Republicans. Across the Capitol, there are two of 100 senators with “(I)” after their names -- Sen.

The Independent State of the Union | Independent Voter NewsThe Independent State of the Union | Independent Voter News

Roosevelt giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 7, 1943." | Source: Wikipedia. Same Song and Dance Every Year.

High Court Accepts Case Involving Independent Voters | Independent Voter NewsHigh Court Accepts Case Involving Independent Voters | Independent Voter News

Washington State Grange v Washington State Republican Party. What is this story missing? Let us know. >>. Stay Informed. Get our exclusive. Nonpartisan Reform Report. delivered to your inbox twice a month. Comments. Auto Pager Link

'Chiafalo' Completes the Coup | Independent Voter News'Chiafalo' Completes the Coup | Independent Voter News

Leading Framers, such as Washington and Madison, feared and abhorred “factions,” or parties. They did not want parties electing presidents.

Money and Politics: Why Small Businesses Should Fight to Unrig the System | Independent Voter NewsMoney and Politics: Why Small Businesses Should Fight to Unrig the System | Independent Voter News

Yet these companies are put on the sidelines in a system that caters to the very small percentage of wealthy businesses, individuals, unions, and special interests who participate in the Washington, D.C. pay-to-play system.