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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

Groups that swore not to back the controversial candidate now are—but it probably won’t matter.

November 1, 2012

The GOP nominee says there’s something “immoral” about spending big to bail folks out when trouble hits. Americans will be excused if, this week especially, they disagree.

October 29, 2012

Message from America to low-income women: you’re not mothers, you’re just moochers.

October 29, 2012

The Republican vice presidential nominee says he wants to fight poverty. Actually, he’s fighting the programs that have reduced poverty.

October 26, 2012

There’s a steep ideological drop-off from current Democratic committee chairs and their Republican counterparts. 

October 25, 2012

The Washington Post investigative piece is truly frightening. The “Global War on Terror” goes on and on. 

October 24, 2012

Romney’s campaign has yet to release a lot of damning information about the GOP candidate’s tax returns. 

October 24, 2012

Another Todd Akin? A debate over abortion sparks latest offensive comment by a candidate.

October 24, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: The most important issue of the 2012 Elections is renewing public trust in government to reinvigorate small businesses and self-employed people

October 23, 2012

It seems less like Akin is running for Senate, and more like he’s setting up a post-political career as an evangelical martyr. 

October 18, 2012