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The House Ethics Committee has been defunct for a year: If now is not
the time for both parties to get serious on Congressional ethics, when
will it be?

Cleaning up Congress after the Abramoff scandal involves far more than
limits on gifts and perks. It requires barring the 'legalized bribery'
of major campaign contributions.

There ought to be a law about bribery in America, but there isn't--not a real one. Bribery is so central to our political culture that it's virtually impossible that any politician ensnared in the Abramoff scandal will actually be convicted of the corruption that makes Washington work.

House Republicans rammed through a budget bill in December that cuts $40 billion from domestic programs. Is there anyone of conscience in the Senate to defeat this?

As a handful of maverick lawmakers hold unofficial
hearings on an Iraq exit strategy, how long will it take
Democrats and Republicans on the Hill to recognize the growing distaste
for this war?

His headline-grabbing investigations are enough to give the GOP heartburn.

Any election result that gives Tom DeLay cause for celebration--and, make no mistake, the 2004 election gave the dark prince of Congress plenty to celebrate--ought to send a sharp shiver through

Has Tom DeLay--a k a The Hammer--hit his last nail? Not yet, but the Republican House majority leader has sustained his own whacks recently for a series of unethical actions.

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Boehner acts as if he has a mandate equal to that Obama and Senate Democrats. But Americans gave Democrats a 1.1 million vote majority in the overall House vote.

 

December 10, 2012

His congressional career is ending on a sad note, but his House record was characterized by rare independence and courage.

November 23, 2012

Frank and Paul are asking the federal government to respect new decriminalization laws in the states—while Latin American leaders get involved as well. 

November 14, 2012

Paul Ryan’s not just running for vice president. He’s running against a smart, serious progressive for his US House seat. Unfortunately, Ryan won’t debate his challenger.

November 2, 2012

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