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Boehner

Think the Senate deal is a resounding defeat for Republicans? Think again.

Food bank

America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.

US Capitol

And put an end to Republicans’ hostage-taking once and for all.

The amendment to the Defense Authorization Act urges robust negotiations toward a diplomatic settlement.

Wall Street

The Republicans, with the exception of a few die-hard libertarians, always do the bidding of the banks that finance them, but the Democrats are just as eager to pig out at the bankers’ trough.

Dollar bills

In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.

Democrats introduced a gun control bill on the first day of the new Congress. But can they overcome the NRA?

When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

Blogs

Whoever scheduled the special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Edward Kennedy on January 19 did Barack Obama no favors.

January 19, 2010

Here are six scenarios for today's special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Edward Kennedy.

January 19, 2010

Harry Reid just announced that he'll include a public option (with a provision that allows individual states to opt out of it) in the version of the health care bill he brings to the floor of the senate. This is a huge (though still partial) victory for progressives.

October 26, 2009

Young people urge their Senators to support cutting wasteful subsidies to student loan companies, and to invest at least $40 billion in the Pell grant program.

October 7, 2009

It's pretty clear to me that Wilson's outburst wasn't calculated grandstanding but a genuine moment of rage and frustration. Just look at the photo. That's a genuinely pissed off dude.

September 10, 2009

Campus Progress has compiled a formidable Toolkit for In-District Action during the August recess.

August 4, 2009