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Abuse of the filibuster costs us majority rule. Here's how to restore it.
Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes guest-hosts the Rachel Maddow show and reports on the “remarkable” showing from the Senate as they unanimously voted to audit the Federal Reserve.
If you think healthcare reform has been an unsatisfying test of the government's ability to deal with our pressing problems, brace yourself for bigger disappointment in its attempt to bridle Wall Street.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has laid out a strategy to pass healthcare reform in the next couple of days. As usual, progressives are fretting that winning will make them look bad, while conservatives are baying for blood and calling for revolution.
Only 65 members of the House voted with Kucincich to force withdrawal from the Afghan war. The outcome makes the anti-war forces appear weaker than they are, and appearances do matter.
Guest-hosting the Rachel Maddow Show, Nation DC editor Christopher Hayes talks to Rep. Diana DeGette on healthcare and Demos director Heather McGhee on consumer protection.
The latest moves on healthcare reform from Kucinich, Massa and Stupak.
Lawrence Lessig explains how Obama's surrender in the fight for Congressional reform betrayed Washington.
Let the Republicans actually filibuster something, hour after excrutiating hour, in real time. The public won't like it.
Find out Professor Lawrence Lessig's solutions and ideas for how to fix Congress in this video companion to his cover story, "How to Get Democracy Back."