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Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Bill de Blasio, Kasim Reed, David Axlerod

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

Edward Snowden

A plea bargain, that is—it’s time to make a deal.

Chris Christie

While trumpeting “pension reform,” the New Jersey governor placed retiree assets in the hands of hedge fund managers bankrolling his political career.

Debo Adegbile

The successful smear campaign against him undermined a key principle of our justice system: that everyone is entitled to legal representation.

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

Dianne Feinstein

The details of the CIA’s torture program may finally come to light. 

Pentagon

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

Blogs

As the chances of Larry Summers being named Obama’s next chairman of the Federal Reserve increase, the media needs to question his previous statements—and women need to mobilize against the man who once said that men are smarter than they are.

July 24, 2013

A bipartisan coalition wanted to prevent President Obama from going ahead with his plan to provide US military aid to Syrian rebels. But House Republican leaders prevented a real oversight vote.

July 24, 2013

Five national leaders in the fight against hunger and poverty offer their perspectives on the SNAP debate and what we need to do to fight back.

July 24, 2013

Politicians from President Obama to Republican leaders are introducing legislation aimed at fixing the challenge of balancing family and careers.

July 23, 2013

A bipartisan compromise nearly guarantees that rates will rise above current levels in a matter of years. 

July 22, 2013

And it's time for Congress to recognize that.

July 22, 2013

The president is right to encourage a rethink of laws that are not "contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.”

July 20, 2013

The nominee for US ambassador to the United Nations said Security Council authorization should not be necessary for military action. 

July 17, 2013

Elizabeth Warren celebrates the confirmation of Richard Cordray to head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

July 17, 2013

Dodd-Frank didn’t succeed in putting an end to “too big to fail” banks, but a new bill to restore the Glass-Steagall Act might.

July 17, 2013