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Nancy Pelosi and James Clyburn with President Obama

A revolt by liberal Democrats heralds a new politics.

Several former lobbyists and executives are working crucial staff positions in the new Congress.

Mitch McConnell

From blocking nominees to launching pointless investigations to deregulating everything, the new Senate is poised to wreak havoc.

President Obama

Opposing bad policy and bad compromises isn’t enough. We need new thinking and new approaches.

ISIS Tank

If we don’t act now, constitutional restraints on presidential warmaking will be eviscerated.

Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.

Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

Debo Adegbile

The successful smear campaign against him undermined a key principle of our justice system: that everyone is entitled to legal representation.

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

Blogs

Nobody saw this vote coming—but progressive activism delivered a shocking result Friday in Congress.

June 12, 2015

Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein have introduced a measure to prevent the CIA from evading the bans on torture that are already law. 

June 10, 2015

An idea that didn't formall exist six weeks ago is picking up a lot of steam.

May 27, 2015

Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015

Too many derailments, too many bridge collapses. The neglect has got to stop.

May 13, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s alternative budget was the best proposal. But only ninety-six Democrats backed it.

March 26, 2015