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

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.

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The city of Washington lacks budget autonomy, so local officials are forced to cobble together a shutdown response. Why?

September 30, 2013

A letter signed by over seventy right-wing lawmakers was authored by a medical device tax industry group, metadata shows.

September 28, 2013

In a brilliant 1996 essay, political theorist Sheldon Wolin connected austerity economics to a broader Republican philosophy of governance--or lack thereof.

September 28, 2013

The House Republican plan to hold the debt ceiling hostage in exchange for over twenty corporate giveaways violates their ethics pledge, which calls for advancing major legislation only “one issue at a time.”

September 26, 2013

In return for allowing the debt ceiling to rise, House Republicans are promoting the agenda voters rejected in 2012.

September 26, 2013

At least a dozen bills are pending in Congress, with top lawmakers calling for reform.  

September 24, 2013

The only part of healthcare reform that could be defunded at this point helps constituents in Republican districts. 

September 24, 2013

The Texas senator wants to change Senate rules so his anti-Obamacare strategy can “win” even when it loses.

September 23, 2013

Friday’s House vote to fund the government and defund the Affordable Care Act won’t derail healthcare reform, but sabotage might. 

September 20, 2013

 Intended to protect journalists who are compelled to reveal confidential information, the "Free Flow of Information Act" may not shield the reporters who need it most. 

September 13, 2013