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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.

Ten good bills await passage that could make a real difference.

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Regardless of who wins the presidential election, progressives need to devise a strategy for building a majority.

November 2, 2012

 The GOP's War on Women has spurred another women-led movement to reclaim their rights. 

October 2, 2012

Paul Ryan may claim to be a follower of the anti-government icon, but she would most likely despise him. 

August 20, 2012

In farm country, Paul Ryan won’t talk farm issues. Why? His budget is a direct assault on the rural Americans who decide how battleground states vote.

August 15, 2012

On Wednesday, the USPS went into default. It’s time to elect a legislature that will defend our postal service.

August 3, 2012

Don't expect anything to change at the Department of Defense in 2012.

July 24, 2012

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