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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.

The Nation's Chris Hayes explains why bipartisan overtures from Democrats failed to win GOP support for Obama's stimulus bill.

Russ Feingold is leading the charge to close the constitutional loophole that allows governors to appoint senators.

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Under the Sanders-DeFazio plan, Congress can save a vital service and secure a future for USPS.

February 13, 2013

Labor welcomed the proposal, but what it means for tipped workers remains unclear.

February 13, 2013

The emotional highpoint of a bold and progressive speech was a demand that Congress address gun violence.

February 13, 2013

Election officals across the country express concerns about the USPS move to cut delivery. Congress should take note and block the cut.

February 8, 2013

Obama now has allies in Congress for his new climate change push, who will also turn to the public for help. 

January 24, 2013

Some members want to end this standoff over the debt ceiling—and all others. 

January 17, 2013

Although Governor Deval Patrick said it won’t affect his choice of a replacement, the petition drive could raise pressure to involve citizens in the process.

January 14, 2013

With their votes against Sandy aid, the House Budget Committee chair and his compatriots reject a basic premise of their oath to support the Constitution.

January 5, 2013

The 113th Congress is the most diverse in history, but that doesn't necessarily translate to progress.

January 4, 2013

This deal was a mixed bag, and the next one will likely be worse.

January 2, 2013