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As Congress grapples with the wave of foreclosures and bankruptcies resulting from the subprime mess, why are some Dems siding with the banks?

Faced with a no-brainer fix to close a tax loophole, Senate Democrats are dithering, caught between the interests of their donors and their voters.

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.

Blogs

Air traffic controllers are back on the job, but a host of other issues haven't been solved.

April 26, 2013

The defeat of President Obama’s gun-control package indicates that lessons from history have been insufficiently learned.

April 20, 2013

As Obama unveils his budget proposal, many members of his own party are already opposing the chained-CPI adjustment.

April 10, 2013

The Ryan budget proposal’s devastating implications and the clear, humane alternative proposed by the CPC.

March 16, 2013

At look at the Ryan budget proposal's devastating implications and the clear, humane alternative proposed by the CPC.

March 16, 2013

Unlike Paul Ryan’s thought exercise, the Congressional Progressive Caucus's budget proposal increases job spending while decreasing the public deficit.

March 14, 2013

Democrats have indicated they’re willing to negotiate on the top marginal tax rates they’ve achieved—will they get something worthwhile in return?

March 12, 2013

The $85 billion sequester will hurt our economy—and our people.

March 2, 2013

The Communications Workers of America says that the ruling overturning Obama’s nominations emboldened employers—like the one that terminated twenty-two union activists.

March 1, 2013

Rather than obsessing over a deficit boogie man, we should be putting financially battered Americans back to work.

February 26, 2013