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With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.
The successful smear campaign against him undermined a key principle of our justice system: that everyone is entitled to legal representation.
As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.
The details of the CIA’s torture program may finally come to light.
Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year.
Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others.
A bipartisan bill would end the NSA’s bulk data collection as we know it.
Will the Dems insist on a budget that addresses unemployment and inequality? Or will they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by seeking “common ground”?
He’s a fraud and a wacko bird, but at least the Texas senator has the courage of his convictions.
Think the Senate deal is a resounding defeat for Republicans? Think again.
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