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As a gay rights bill moved through Congress, some prominent Democrats tried to exclude protections for transgenders. The LGBT community revolted.
Elizabeth Holtzman, Nan Aron, Stephen Gillers, Victor Navasky and others quiz the Attorney General nominee on torture, the Constitution and the fate of Alberto Gonzales.
As scenarios on the impact of global warming worsen, Senate Democrats are poised to abandon a realistic bill and support a deeply flawed measure that doesn't solve the problem.
In the gray dawn of the twenty-first century, only a handful of lawmakers dare to stand up and be counted on matters of war and peace.
A White House report that claims the surge is working only throws fuel on the fire among both parties in Congress to push for withdrawal.
Democrats in Congress failed to deliver on their promises, and for progressives that means there's a lot more work to do.
What is it that Congressional Democrats don't get about the Iraq debate?
The government is about to declare virtual disarmament against the lawbreakers.
The House Democratic leadership chooses merely to appear to oppose the war, while continuing to fund it.
By voting to set a timetable to withdraw from Iraq, the House and Senate are finally at the table, challenging Bush's war-making.
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