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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

Think sequestration isn’t having much of an effect? Check out the impact on food and hunger programs in the US and abroad.

July 3, 2013

With a 7.6 percent unemployment rate, and much higher youth unemployment, job creation must remain on the agenda.

July 2, 2013

When momentum gathered to reign in the national security state in 1976, the powers that be struck back with a distraction campaign that worked.

July 2, 2013

Today's strike is designed to pressure the president to use his executive authority to raise labor standards for federal contracting.

July 2, 2013

Reporting from Cairo, Sharif Abdel Kouddous explains why Egyptians are protesting against the president they helped to elect only one year ago.

July 1, 2013

Two federal statutes may keep benefits from some elderly couples and and the spouses of gay veterans.

July 1, 2013

While lawmakers have dropped the ball on passing a student loan fix, there are a few basic ways government can still help student borrowers. 

June 28, 2013

Congressman Peter Welch is building a bipartisan coalition to  block military aid to Syrian rebel groups until authorized by Congress.

June 27, 2013

Writing down underwater mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could save the government billions and help millions of Americans. 

June 27, 2013

The revolving door swings quickly for the US Senate: over half of the last retiring class have already joined a corporate board or taken a K Street–related job.

June 26, 2013