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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.

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

Blogs

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

January 2, 2013

Congress’s late-night fiscal cliff deal was overall bad news for progressives.

January 2, 2013

Big wins on top-earner tax breaks and unemployment insurance set off by possibility of more cliffs and some harmful austerity measures. 

January 2, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

Boehner's vision for a post-cliff America includes slashing benefits and gutting vital social services. 

January 2, 2013

Pundits expressed a range of views on the deal passed by Congress late last night.

January 2, 2013

Despite the hysteria over the fiscal cliff, the people won—this round at least.

January 1, 2013

As they neglect the need to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed, the Speaker and his caucus run the risk of a visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

December 23, 2012

The Speaker's own House Repulicans abandoned him in the Plan B vote. But the American people already abandoned Boehner and the Republicans on November 6.

December 21, 2012

If Congress can't reach a deal by New Year's, 2.1 million people will be kicked off unemployment benefits.

December 11, 2012