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America needs a new Congress--the question is, Will Americans hold the
GOP to account for their corruption, ineptitude and irresponsibility?
Thanks to an acquiescent Congress, we are now being governed by an Administration that is radically trying to change the nature of our
Senator Ted Stevens has no idea how the Internet works, but he's asking Congress to remake it to suit the interests of the telecommunications industry. Can progressives apply the pressure to kill this bill?
Democrats in Congress must press for a full investigation of NSA phone call surveillance and prove that the rule of law is an asset, not an obstacle, to national security.
As oil profits soar, Americans are getting hosed at the gas pump, and Congress can't decide whether to raise taxes, lower them or throw money at the voters.
Congress and the American people must challenge the
Administration's assertion that the President can take military action
without consulting Congress.
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.