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Buck McKeon

Plagued by ethical troubles, the “poster boy for pay to play politics” and Pentagon BFF is finally facing a competitive election.

Why did the defense giant award a lobbyist a $500,000 bonus just weeks before he became a Congressional staffer shaping military policy?

The repeal bill won't survive the Senate. But the real danger is piece-by-piece gutting of the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections.

Katrina vanden Heuvel reminds us that John Boehner is more than a harmless tan and some tears.

If Obama is looking for a reason to scale back his foreign policy ambitions, the GOP takeover of the House is the perfect excuse.

Democrats should respond to the election results by getting things done for the American people.

In a test case for Democrats, the fiery Florida populist takes on a stiff challenge from the right.

The House and Senate have finally ironed out their differences on Wall Street reform. What will the bill fix—and what does it leave broken?

The House's healthcare reform bill is a first draft of history; as with most first drafts, it has its share of flaws.

Blogs

The Republican vice-presidential candidate is also facing a House race at home—but won’t debate his challenger. 

October 12, 2012

Why does Tammy Duckworth make Joe Walsh so angry?

July 11, 2012

The walkout by CBC members and the House Democratic leader was exactly the right response to the Holder contempt vote. Indeed, it’s a model for future fights.

June 29, 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

House Republicans want to legislate a hierarchy of victimhood.

May 17, 2012

To truly win back the House, we need to elect progressives.

March 7, 2012

Drug tests and GED classes are the new requirements for anyone who dares to collect unemployment insurance.

December 20, 2011

Pundits see the race as a bad omen for Obama, but Democrat David Weprin’s loss may well have turned on Israel politics.

September 14, 2011

As Boehner battles Bachmannite Republicans who would crash the economy for political purposes, Obama recognizes that the only hope is with the Senate—not a divided and dysfunctional House.

July 29, 2011

Obama's deal could include deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, without addressing the need for new revenues. That's a bad deal—and progressives are speaking out against it.

July 21, 2011