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The most important vote of the 112th Senate will likely be its first.

Lawrence Summers should be fired for the part he played in bringing about the financial crisis that cost so many Americans their jobs.

It’s hard to get charged up for a fight on behalf of net “neutrality.” But decisions made now about how we communicate online could warp every political debate in the future.

If Obama's appointees to the National Labor Relations Board are confirmed, the agency could offer workers more protections than the Employee Free Choice Act.

Government regulators could insist that mortgage lenders take significant steps to stem the foreclosure crisis--but so far they've refused to.

Bad peanuts and killer spinach: that's the food story of 2009. But in the coming months we may see a huge turning point in the fight for safety.

Bolstered by Congressional support, the FTC flexes its muscles.

Censorship is a really dirty word.

Research subjects in developing countries--often the poorest, the sickest and with the fewest options--become more vulnerable.

As we struggle for media democracy, let's take encouragement from the early actions of the FCC.


CEOs capture an average of 10 percent of their company’s profits. Will a new SEC action change that?

September 19, 2013

The top candidate for the Federal Reserve chair withdraws his name from consideration after key Democratic senators said they would oppose him.

September 15, 2013

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

August 9, 2013

Elizabeth Warren celebrates the confirmation of Richard Cordray to head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

July 17, 2013

Dodd-Frank didn’t succeed in putting an end to “too big to fail” banks, but a new bill to restore the Glass-Steagall Act might.

July 17, 2013

The scammers of the ‘multi-level marketing’ industry were on their way to being shut down in the 1990s—and then a Republican came to the White House.

July 16, 2013

Because of Mitch McConnell's obstructionism, Democrats recognize that it's necessary to reform rules to schedule votes on confirming NLRB members, a labor secretary and other Obama nominees.

July 10, 2013

Train derailment highlights a significant lack of oversight over the shipment of oil via rail, but that’s only one of the hazards of the North American oil boom. 

July 9, 2013

A little-known chokepoint for federal regulations is getting a new chief—and he has questions to answer.

June 12, 2013

The same chemical that exploded in West, Texas, is used by coal companies to blow up mountains.

May 7, 2013