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Why are the Koch Brothers so reluctant to testify before Congress?

The former "killer lobbyist" and convicted felon explains that although it will be difficult, the system he exploited must be changed. 

It’s time to tackle the root problem: subservience to corporate and financial powers.

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Time to stop being cynical about corporate money in politics and start being angry.

Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.

Congress is technically on recess—but the Republican Congress is still holding symbolic meetings to prevent Obama's recess appointments.

The Obama administration has come up with a remarkable justification for going to war against Libya without the required Congressional approval.

As a young, Japanese-American child, I was held in an internment camp out of prejudice and war hysteria. America can't make the same mistake again.

The annual reauthorization of the Department of Defense contains unprecedented and dangerous language that gives the President virtually unchecked power to take the country to war and keep us there.

Blogs

The Republicans are obsessed with repealing “Obamacare.” Democrats must be obsessed with explaining the Affordable Care Act.

July 11, 2012

The GOP refuses to vote on meaningful legislation. 

July 11, 2012

Why does Tammy Duckworth make Joe Walsh so angry?

July 11, 2012

The deadbeat dad Tea Partier is the gift that keeps on giving.

July 10, 2012

The walkout by CBC members and the House Democratic leader was exactly the right response to the Holder contempt vote. Indeed, it’s a model for future fights.

June 29, 2012

Senator and key union recognize that today's health care ruling is vital, but ultimately they say it's not enough.

June 28, 2012

Issa has made politics central to his fight with the Obama White House—rather than making a credible case for his demands.

June 20, 2012

How can Republicans legislate something they’re too afraid to say?

June 15, 2012

Eric reviews his latest music choices and Reed analyzes recent trends in Congressional oratory.

May 25, 2012

House Democrats introduce sweeping legislation to expand voting rights

May 18, 2012