Could the Senate start getting things done, if only legislators didn't have to face filibuster threats? This week on The Breakdown: the history of the filibuster, and how to get rid of it.
Gary Younge hits the road to understand how local opposition to President Obama explains a growing national movement.
Almost one year after the stimulus bill was signed into law, Christopher Hayes, with special guest Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute, assess its successes, failures and unknown future.
What effect will the reduction in troops in Iraq that Obama has promised have on defense spending?
In this interview with Tom Dispatch, Anand Gopal talks about his how he learned about an unreported network of U.S. secret prisons in Afghanistan.
The Obama Administration has announced a plan to reduce the budget deficit through a three-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending. What are possible long-term effects?
What will become of the military remains post-revolution Egypt's Gordian Knot.
As a bookseller, Amazon has left no corner of the publishing world untouched. What will happen as it ventures into publishing original content?
Why is the Vatican cracking down on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious?
Several cities in the United States, including Chicago, prepare for upcoming protests and major conventions with unprecedented levels of security.
You may have never heard of True the Vote, but the organization has major plans for upcoming elections across the country.