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Instead of actually working to solve problems, the GOP is pursuing an ideological agenda that is nothing less than legislative malpractice.

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.

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Some liberals argue Obama's three-dimensional chess is finally paying off.

July 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

The president has reportedly proposed raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. That's bad fiscal policy, bad economics and bad politics.

July 12, 2011

Vermont's independent senator urges the president to reject GOP demands that the budget be balanced on the backs of working Americans. 

June 27, 2011

Even Pentagon lawyers admit the war was not properly launched and is not being properly maintained. It is time for Congress to step up and say: "Stop!"

June 22, 2011

For the last year, Senate Republicans have used the confirmation process to block nominees, de-staff agencies, and overturn the president's agenda piece by piece.

June 20, 2011

What kind of a professional has phone sex from his office during business hours with his staff just outside the door? Not one with his priorities in order.

June 8, 2011

The House was supposed to debate Congressman Kucinich's proposal to end the war in Libya. But the resolution was pulled from the floor calendar in a classic case of dereliction of duty.

June 1, 2011

Make no mistake: Those members of the House who voted against raising the debt ceiling aided a Republican effort to force the gutting of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

June 1, 2011

Progressives launch drive to get Democratic senators to reshape national priorities—cut the military-industrial complex, support “Medicare for All.”

May 31, 2011