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Chuck Hagel

Why did war hero Chuck Hagel get blocked, while Wall Street crony Jack Lew sailed through?

“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

John Nichols on the US Postal Service, Elana Leopold on rebel teachers in Seattle, Lucy McKeon on Ramarley Graham’s legacy, and the editors on Charlottesville’s anti-drone resolution

predator drone

Congress has many options to counter the Obama Doctrine, including revising the 1973 War Powers Resolution and 2011 Authorization for Use of Military Force. 

CIA

A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world and why Washington has no learning curve.

Bryce Covert on domestic workers and immigration reform, Scott Sherman on the fight over fair trade, Francis Reynolds on Upworthy, Katrina vanden Heuvel on the survival of magazines

A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.

Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Blogs

Senate Republicans have ground the body to a near-halt on nominations.

July 8, 2014

The US government has until Tuesday evening to explain to a federal judge why men held at Guantánamo do not have the same religious freedoms as Hobby Lobby.

July 8, 2014

The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

July 7, 2014

While the Obama administration takes steps to discourage coal consumption at home, it’s tacitly promoting coal exports overseas.

July 7, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014

Thanks to an effort by Everytown for Gun Safety, the NRA will now not be the only group asking candidates for their positions on gun control.

July 7, 2014

Now that Obama has given up trying to appease the GOP, why he is considering weakening a law intended to protect immigrant children from trafficking and violence?

July 4, 2014

How the boys from New Jersey are trying to pay for it all—at taxpayer expense.

July 2, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

Yet another multibillion-dollar conflict-of-interest tangle involving the New Jersey governor and the former chairman of the Port Authority.

July 1, 2014