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A Congress that takes the Constitution seriously can force the White
House to do the same.

Tell us how progressives in Congress can promote bold new initiatives, end an illegal war and call an abusive President to account.

Ten good bills await passage that could make a real difference.

As Democrats clean up abuse of earmarks, they can't ignore the ones that masquerade as targeted tax breaks.

It shows how hapless and shallow Democrats are that they show so little electoral joy in a principled challenge to GOP rule. Instead we get tactical theatrics about whatever comes down the pike: gas prices or Foley.

America needs a new Congress--the question is, Will Americans hold the
GOP to account for their corruption, ineptitude and irresponsibility?

Thanks to an acquiescent Congress, we are now being governed by an Administration that is radically trying to change the nature of our
democracy.

Senator Ted Stevens has no idea how the Internet works, but he's asking Congress to remake it to suit the interests of the telecommunications industry. Can progressives apply the pressure to kill this bill?

Democrats in Congress must press for a full investigation of NSA phone call surveillance and prove that the rule of law is an asset, not an obstacle, to national security.

Blogs

Congress has a constitutional duty to debate and vote on Obama’s plan to expand the US role in Iraq and Syria.

September 10, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

September 8, 2014

Audiotape from a strategy session convened by the Koch brothers reveals that McConnell is nothing but a cynical obstructionist. 

September 4, 2014

Instead of waiting for the perfect Congress, Americans should demand that this imperfect Congress act before the election.

September 2, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

This magical, invisible line encapsulates an enduring myth of immigration policy—the idea that if you play by the rules and make an honest case for yourself and your patience will pay off.

August 4, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014

As deceptive right-wing attacks on Social Security continue, some Democrats have gone on the offensive—seeking to expand rather than cut the vital program.

July 17, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

That’s why Warren will be campaigning for Mitch McConnell’s opponent in this fall’s election.

June 12, 2014