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Food bank

America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.

US Capitol

And put an end to Republicans’ hostage-taking once and for all.

The amendment to the Defense Authorization Act urges robust negotiations toward a diplomatic settlement.

Wall Street

The Republicans, with the exception of a few die-hard libertarians, always do the bidding of the banks that finance them, but the Democrats are just as eager to pig out at the bankers’ trough.

Dollar bills

In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.

Democrats introduced a gun control bill on the first day of the new Congress. But can they overcome the NRA?

When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

In his Senate testimony, the JPMorgan CEO ludicrously defined any new trade to protect against “bad outcomes” as a hedge.

Blogs

Congress should always check and balance plans to support rebels in foreign conflicts. But thatrsquo;s especially true when 70 percent of Americans think it’s a bad idea.

June 18, 2013

The House backs faster withdrawal from Afghanistan and says new initiatives must be approved by Congress. But will Congress be as assertive regarding new military adventures?

June 17, 2013

With his proposal to jail Glenn Greenwald, the New York Republican recalls an ugly tradition of attacking freedom of the press.

June 14, 2013

For many students, college is synonymous with debt and financial stress—and it shouldn’t have to be.

June 13, 2013

The issue of student debt is not just a young person’s problem—it’s everyone’s problem.

June 13, 2013

Congress has a responsibility to check and balance surveillance abuses. It has failed up to this point. 

June 6, 2013

Libertarian Republicans and progressive Democrats are moving to restore privacy rights in light of revelations of Department of Justice threats to press freedom.

May 21, 2013

Lobbyists are winning top jobs in Congress and are poised to provide big legislative favors to their former employers. 

May 9, 2013

Meanwhile, Republicans oppose green cards for same-sex couples.

May 8, 2013

Air traffic controllers are back on the job, but a host of other issues haven't been solved.

April 26, 2013