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A pending amendment to the $100 billion war spending bill also authorizes suppression of hundreds of torture photos. Will MoveOn use its muscle to stand up for progressive principles?

Congress must act to remove from positions of trust those who sanctioned torture and dial down the imperial presidency that has evolved on its watch.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has an uncanny ability to provoke befuddlement in the faces of her adversaries.

Harry Hanbury attempts to spend an entire day attending fundraisers but instead successfully gets chased out of restaurants all over Capitol Hill.

If the new Populist Caucus is to make a difference in Congress, its members must channel popular fury at Wall Street's amen corner on Capitol Hill.

Don't listen to the fearmongers: government-run healthcare is cost-efficient, effective and far superior to the free-market mess we're in.

The Nation's John Nichols speaks with Congressional candidate Tom Geoghegan in Chicago on the March 3 Democratic primary to fill Rahm Emanuel's seat.

Tough love from the Congressional Oversight Panel involves ripping the Band-Aid--otherwise known as TARP--off the mortally wounded banking system.

The Nation's Chris Hayes explains how Republican opposition to Obama's stimulus is really the result of their own inability to govern.

One percent of the stimulus package should be spent on rehabilitating America's crumbling cultural infrastructure.

Blogs

Libertarian Republicans and progressive Democrats are moving to restore privacy rights in light of revelations of Department of Justice threats to press freedom.

May 21, 2013

Lobbyists are winning top jobs in Congress and are poised to provide big legislative favors to their former employers. 

May 9, 2013

Meanwhile, Republicans oppose green cards for same-sex couples.

May 8, 2013

Air traffic controllers are back on the job, but a host of other issues haven't been solved.

April 26, 2013

The defeat of President Obama’s gun-control package indicates that lessons from history have been insufficiently learned.

April 20, 2013

As Obama unveils his budget proposal, many members of his own party are already opposing the chained-CPI adjustment.

April 10, 2013

The Ryan budget proposal’s devastating implications and the clear, humane alternative proposed by the CPC.

March 16, 2013

At look at the Ryan budget proposal's devastating implications and the clear, humane alternative proposed by the CPC.

March 16, 2013

Unlike Paul Ryan’s thought exercise, the Congressional Progressive Caucus's budget proposal increases job spending while decreasing the public deficit.

March 14, 2013

Democrats have indicated they’re willing to negotiate on the top marginal tax rates they’ve achieved—will they get something worthwhile in return?

March 12, 2013