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Democrats must continue the fight to preserve an independent judiciary.

The Republican Senate seeks to eliminate the fillibuster.

Her votes thrilled supporters and put some backbone into Senate Democrats.

He can help mount an effective opposition.

Click here for info on how you can help oppose Gonzalez's nomination.

The debate held before Congress voted to reorganize the nation's intelligence agencies under the authority of an all-powerful intelligence czar was generally portrayed as a simple struggle betwee

"Dr. Rice, nice to see you again. Congratulations on your appointment. We Democrats on the committee are certainly in no position to block your nomination.

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One of the committee’s top Democrats said he wants to see Warren on board, if she wants to be. 

November 9, 2012

The victories of Tammy Baldwin and Sherrod Brown show that standing up for workers’ rights pays off.

November 7, 2012

Groups that swore not to back the controversial candidate now are—but it probably won’t matter.

November 1, 2012

There’s a steep ideological drop-off from current Democratic committee chairs and their Republican counterparts. 

October 25, 2012

Another Todd Akin? A debate over abortion sparks latest offensive comment by a candidate.

October 24, 2012

It seems less like Akin is running for Senate, and more like he’s setting up a post-political career as an evangelical martyr. 

October 18, 2012

Senators who raised money for the national party will be in tough spot should it back Todd Akin again.

September 27, 2012

The national party isn’t likely to come back, leaving Akin with a coalition of hard-right funders. 

September 26, 2012

Video surfaced of Brown staffers firing up supporters by making "war whoops" and "tomahawk chops."

September 25, 2012

 The incumbent Democrat used the "legitimate rape" comments to paint a broader picture of Akin's views. 

September 21, 2012