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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.

Progressive Congressman Bob Filner is pursuing an ambitious agenda to secure proper care for wounded warriors.

In just six years, Bush has squandered centuries of American progress. It's time to start repairing the damage.

As the Bush Administration steps up its campaign against Iran, opponents have a dual responsibility: to contest the strategic context for escalation and to bar specific acts of aggression.

As debate unfolds on a non-binding Iraq resolution, the House should consider exacting a promise from President not to invade Iran.

It's time for Congress to stop talking and start moving on
Iraq.

Beyond merely opposing escalation, lawmakers are pushing tough measures to withdraw troops and defund the war.

A Congress that takes the Constitution seriously can force the White
House to do the same.

Tell us how progressives in Congress can promote bold new initiatives, end an illegal war and call an abusive President to account.

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