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Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Foreclosed house

E-mails obtained through a FOIA request reveal the extraordinary access SIFMA had to Federal Housing Finance Administration officials.

War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week. 

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

There’s more work to be done, but this was a big win for democracy.

Verizon court order

A bipartisan bill would end the NSA’s bulk data collection as we know it.

Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Will the Dems insist on a budget that addresses unemployment and inequality? Or will they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by seeking “common ground”?

Blogs

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will propose a diplomacy and accountability amendment.

September 10, 2013

The nation’s largest labor federation will meet in Los Angeles to consider resolutions on issues ranging from its relationship to its member unions, to its relationship to the Democratic Party.

September 7, 2013

Vermont's senator, Bernie Sanders says, "I fear very much that US involvement in another war in the Middle East, and the cost of that war, will make it even harder for Congress to protect working families.”

September 6, 2013

On Wednesday, the Foreign Relations Committee passed an imprecise resolution authorizing the use of force in Syria. 

September 5, 2013

The Obama administration claims it doesn't need congressional authorization to strike Syria. So what’s the point of asking Congress to vote?

September 4, 2013

Polls show widespread opposition to a Syria strike, especially among voters who lean Democratic. And the opposition appears to be growing.

September 4, 2013

More than 150 House Democrats and Republicans say: “Congress must assert our authority.”

August 29, 2013

Obama would have started an open debate about the NSA's spying programs if Edward Snowden hadn't beaten him to it.

August 20, 2013

A proposed regulatory change would extend some basic federal protections to long-excluded domestic workers.

August 15, 2013

A new campaign wants to warn you about the perils of climate change by putting labels on gas pumps.

August 9, 2013