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?
Mitt Romney is easily influenced and highly malleable when it comes to foreign policy.
The USDA proposes to increase the line speed at poultry plants, which could endanger employees who already work long hours doing repetitive hand motions.
Why labor unions and environmental activists need to revive a crucial alliance.
How did American politics degenerate into the two opposing worldviews that govern the country today?
Why conservatives have abandoned their principles in the attack on Obama's healthcare act.
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