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Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.

Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

Debo Adegbile

The successful smear campaign against him undermined a key principle of our justice system: that everyone is entitled to legal representation.

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

Dianne Feinstein

The details of the CIA’s torture program may finally come to light. 

Pentagon

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. 

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Verizon court order

A bipartisan bill would end the NSA’s bulk data collection as we know it.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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. 

Blogs

Federal jurist raises profound constitutional concerns, saying the agency uses “almost-Orwellian technology.”

December 16, 2013

Republicans and Democrats in the House vote 332-94 for a bad budget plan.

December 13, 2013

Budget negotiators are patting themselves on the back. But what they've agreed to is a lousy deal for jobless workers, federal employees, military personnel and the economy.

December 10, 2013

The movement comes off the heels of Obama's critical speech yesterday on the economy.

December 5, 2013

In a speech Wednesday, the President said economic inequality will be "the defining challenge" of his remaining time in office. 

December 4, 2013

Citizens and a challenger pressure a Maine senator to abandon opposition to a bill that would require reports on civilian casulaties.

November 25, 2013

Members of Business Roundtable, a corporate lobby advocating for cuts to retirees’ benefts, have retirement acounts more than 1,200 times the size of the median American worker's. 

November 19, 2013

Commanders are also encouraging service members to lobby against Senator Gillibrand’s bill. 

November 15, 2013

In a speech Tuesday the Massachusetts senator offered an indictment of the enforcers and lawmakers who have failed to rein in the financial system. 

November 13, 2013

In trying to obtain VA benefits for the mental health effects of military sexual trauma, many survivors face bureaucratic hurdles, long delays and ultimately, rejection. 

November 11, 2013