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Upcoming primary challenges are forcing Democratic
incumbents in Congress to be more critical of Bush and to press for a plan
to bring the troops home.

The massive number of Americans who support raising the minimum wage
should spur Congress to action.

Elect a Democratic Congress in 2006; restore ethics to
Congress; block the appointment of cronies to key
posts; stop the politicization of science.

Congress has passed legislation allowing evidence obtained through torture to be used against terror suspects in court. But human rights groups and some Congressional leaders will fight back in 2006, with court challenges, hearings and tough questions on executive privilege for Samuel Alito and other Bush nominees.

John Murtha is right: The American public has turned against the war.
Democrats and Republicans must put aside politics and work together to
bring the troops home quickly and focus on the real work to stabilize
Iraq.

The Senate will soon consider the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act (FAIR) that is anything but for the workers whose health has been impaired by asbestos. It's a move by major corporations to significantly reduce their liability.

Chastened by voter response to their earlier errors, many legislators push reform.

With their handling of the heart-wrenching Terri Schiavo case, George W. Bush and his Republican allies in tragedy exploitation were awash in the currency of Washington: hypocrisy.

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Congress should not surrender its role in shaping of trade agreements—or a fair economy.

January 10, 2014

According to the Republican senator, what we really need is a fuller embrace of “the American free enterprise system.”

January 8, 2014

This key congressman would offset restoring benefit cuts for veterans by undermining the USPS, a top employer of vets.

January 4, 2014

The accord is moving forward, but the Menendez-Kirk bill could wreck everything.

January 3, 2014

The New York Times demolishes conspiracy theories with plain, old-fashioned good reporting.

January 2, 2014

Paul Ryan had his way with the budget deal. And the economic pain is just beginning.

December 28, 2013

The report from a White House review panel is a confirmation of pathology within the NSA, if not a perfect prescription for reform. 

December 19, 2013

Is the Ryan-Murray budget deal getting more applause than it deserves?

December 17, 2013

Even if the NSA's spying programs are scaled back, surveillance infrastructure will continue to exist in the private sector.

December 16, 2013