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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.

The visionary professor who inspired the "free culture" movement takes on money in politics.

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Progressives launch drive to get Democratic senators to reshape national priorities—cut the military-industrial complex, support “Medicare for All.”

May 31, 2011

The Senate rejected Ryan's Medicare-cutting budget 57-40, as five Republicans voted “no."

May 25, 2011

The plan to renew the Patriot Act may have the backing of Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders and the Obama White House. But this is bad bipartisanship.

May 23, 2011

SNAP—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—is one of the strongest threads in our increasingly tattered safety net. But Gingrich started taking whacks at the program in 1995, and now his House Republican descendants are doing the same.

May 18, 2011

House Republicans have opened another front in their war against the unemployed.

May 11, 2011

They've added a provision to the defense spending bill outlining a permanent "Authorization for Use of Military Force."

May 11, 2011

The White House, House Republican majority, and Senate Democratic majority have remained silent about how to fix widespread unemployment.

May 10, 2011

Budget committee chair can say what he wants, but the noisy protests against his plan -- especially in his home district -- have shaken congressional Republicans,

May 7, 2011

The Congressional Progressive Caucus has provided a viable, courageous alternative to the Ryan Budget, and it needs your support.

May 5, 2011

With Osama gone, chairs Congressional Progressive Caucus join chairs emeritus of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus say bring the troops and the tax dollars home.

May 5, 2011