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There has been a lot of guessing recently about what the final House version of healthcare reform will look like. It's time for some clarity.

Representative Betty McCollum's "ACORN Act" would prevent the government from doing business with corporations that have been found guilty of felonies.

Cutting Charlie Rangel loose would prove just how serious Obama is about transforming Washington's toxic culture of self-enrichment.

Obama should make a serious campaign swing through Georgia to get out the vote for Senate hopeful Jim Martin.

As Democrats choose between a stalwart critic of the Iraq War and a proponent of Bush policies for Majority Leader, Fox News gets in the act, casting centrist Pennnsylvania Rep. John Murtha as a partisan extremist. Huh?

Steny Hoyer spouts Beltway conventional wisdom no matter what the cost to his party; Jack Murtha has the potential to help revise our national security and economic priorities. Is there really a choice here?

If Democrats take control of the House, they could revitalize national politics by convincing reluctant senators and presidential candidates to embrace a more
progressive agenda.

The residents of the District of Columbia go to war and pay taxes, but they have never had a member of Congress to call their own. A measure has been introduced in the House that could change all that--maybe.

To repair the damage Tom DeLay left in his wake, the November elections must be a referendum on the political machine he created, which continues to drive this Congress.

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Conservative Blue Dog Democrat Heath Shuler is a terrible candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi for leader of House Democrats.

November 15, 2010

The soon-to-be-former House speaker owes Democrats an explanation of why she should be minority leader—and what she thinks she can accomplish in the role.

November 9, 2010

Why was the conservative Blue Dog Caucus sliced in half yesterday?

November 3, 2010

Ari Melber shares his plan on how to fix Congress—let the majority win.

September 1, 2010

The president praises House Financial Services Committee chair Barney Frank for getting financial reforms passed. Now, Obama should embrace Frank's call to reduce defense spending by $1 trillion.

July 21, 2010

The arguments against poorly-structured sanctions against Iran were that they would undermine democracy movements, stir anti-U.S. sentiment and do nothing to promote disarmament. Unfortunately, most members of Congress refused to listen. Only 8 wise members voted "no."

June 27, 2010

Those of us paid to observe Congress have spent the last two weeks watching, with mouth agape, as congressional Democrats slowly raised a loaded gun to their collective mouths and volubly considered pulling the trigger. But sanity has, tentatively, provisionally prevailed.

January 27, 2010

It's pretty clear to me that Wilson's outburst wasn't calculated grandstanding but a genuine moment of rage and frustration. Just look at the photo. That's a genuinely pissed off dude.

September 10, 2009