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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.

Will Democrats have the courage to disable the filibuster rule?

Obama's appeal helped the Democrats secure wide gains in the House and Senate.

A wave of progressive women candidates could help steer the next Congress in new directions on war and peace, fair trade and civil liberties.

Nothing brings left and right together like a Big Government intervention on behalf of Big Money.

Fear-mongering pundits and pols question the patriotism of lawmakers and taxpayers who oppose the bailout. They've got it all wrong.

We suffer not only from the loss of innocent life on 9/11, but because the attacks became the rationale for an unjust war. It's time to face the truth.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks about politics, sexism, impeachment, Obama, and her own personal VP pick.

The debate over the Climate Security Act reveals a lot about how the next Congress--and the next President--will address the most urgent issue facing humanity.

Blogs

The head of the Bank of England now says bankers’ lies about interest rates “meet my definition of fraud.” Will US officials finally crack down?

July 17, 2012

The Republicans are obsessed with repealing “Obamacare.” Democrats must be obsessed with explaining the Affordable Care Act.

July 11, 2012

The GOP refuses to vote on meaningful legislation. 

July 11, 2012

Why does Tammy Duckworth make Joe Walsh so angry?

July 11, 2012

The deadbeat dad Tea Partier is the gift that keeps on giving.

July 10, 2012

The walkout by CBC members and the House Democratic leader was exactly the right response to the Holder contempt vote. Indeed, it’s a model for future fights.

June 29, 2012

Senator and key union recognize that today's health care ruling is vital, but ultimately they say it's not enough.

June 28, 2012

Issa has made politics central to his fight with the Obama White House—rather than making a credible case for his demands.

June 20, 2012

How can Republicans legislate something they’re too afraid to say?

June 15, 2012

Eric reviews his latest music choices and Reed analyzes recent trends in Congressional oratory.

May 25, 2012