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Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.

Food stamps

For all its flaws, the food stamp program helps one in seven Americans put food on the table.

An unemployed person

With 5.7 million Americans out of work six months or more, benefits for the unemployed are woefully inadequate—and even so, the GOP would cut them.

Mother with her child

“When Clinton signed Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, I knew single mothers like me would suffer. Fifteen years later, millions have been kicked off the welfare rolls.”

Ignoring the signs of dire need, the government is slashing its housing budget.

In contrast to Obama’s go-easy approach, officials like Eric Schneiderman and Martha Coakley are insisting on vigorous prosecution of bankers.

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich, the champion of child labor, has risen to the top of a GOP field so extreme it would scare Goldwater and Reagan.

A Greek flag flies in Athens

After months of political upheaval and chaos in the bond markets, few investors believe austerity programs are a route to growth and debt reduction.

His 1934 California gubernatorial run created one of the most important mass movements ever,  helped push the New Deal to the left -- and inspired the birth of the modern political campaign.

The vast majority of Americans want Congress to focus on jobs. So why is it still focused on deficit reduction—and making key budget decisions in secret?

Blogs

The poor have long known that a budget cut passed in Congress means hardship in real life. Now middle-class Americans realize that, too.

April 28, 2013

Obama’s “chained CPI” saves only half of what the estate tax exemption loses. Do dead millionaires really matter more than Social Security?

April 25, 2013

Cheney and Rove are “essentially invisible” at Bush’s museum. But they sure weren’t during his presidency.

April 25, 2013

If you destroy one part of the social safety net, those in need will turn to what’s left.

March 28, 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

Short version: a huge reduction in many of the programs they rely on.

March 12, 2013

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

March 2, 2013

How committed is the president to kicking big money out of politics?

February 25, 2013