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The amendment to the Defense Authorization Act urges robust negotiations toward a diplomatic settlement.

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

Sen. Patty Murray

With a two-seat gain while chair of the DSCC and a successful effort to get a budget through the Senate under her belt, Patty Murray has become a major force in the Senate.

CAP

The prominent liberal think tank still skirts questions about its donors.

Wall Street

The Republicans, with the exception of a few die-hard libertarians, always do the bidding of the banks that finance them, but the Democrats are just as eager to pig out at the bankers’ trough.

Afghan patrol

From North Africa to the Middle East to China’s Central Asian border, how many years will it be?

IRS building

It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.

Justice Department

In the name of homeland security, the US has spent seven years and untold dollars silencing one man.

In his film, Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill unveils America's extrajudicial, covert, transcontinental battlefield. 

Afghanistan

America’s covert warfare—a bizarre form of unconscious wish fulfillment—warrants Scahill’s unembedded, dogged, independent reporting.

Blogs

Janitors in Houston speak out about sub-poverty wages and strike over workplace harrassment. Eleven are barred from returning to the job.

June 8, 2012

New fundraising numbers suggest Obama can’t out-raise Romney enough to compensate for the cascade of dishonest attacks on his record coming from Karl Rove and company. 

June 7, 2012

They clean the offices of some of the biggest corporations in the world for less than $9,000 per year. Now janitors in Houston are deciding whether to strike.

June 1, 2012

Some Republicans may blame immigrants for the country’s economic woes, but in reality, the causes are far more deeply rooted and complex.

May 31, 2012

Three members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have asked the controversial Wisconsin governor whether he wants to withdraw tainted testimony.

May 25, 2012

Eric reviews his latest music choices and Reed analyzes recent trends in Congressional oratory.

May 25, 2012

The Houston economy is creating more millionaires than any other city in the US. It’s also stealing more than $753 million annually from low-wage workers.

May 25, 2012

For women in politics, sexuality is often a liability. Will two new shows break the mold?

May 22, 2012

House Democrats introduce sweeping legislation to expand voting rights

May 18, 2012

The working-age population is growing. The offiical labor force is not. What's going on? 

May 17, 2012