It takes sixty votes to pass an amendment and most of the proposed measures for the healthcare bill will never pass. Still, a great opportunity to grandstand over pet issues.
A pending amendment to the $100 billion war spending bill also authorizes suppression of hundreds of torture photos. Will MoveOn use its muscle to stand up for progressive principles?
Congress must act to remove from positions of trust those who sanctioned torture and dial down the imperial presidency that has evolved on its watch.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has an uncanny ability to provoke befuddlement in the faces of her adversaries.
Harry Hanbury attempts to spend an entire day attending fundraisers but instead successfully gets chased out of restaurants all over Capitol Hill.
If the new Populist Caucus is to make a difference in Congress, its members must channel popular fury at Wall Street's amen corner on Capitol Hill.
Don't listen to the fearmongers: government-run healthcare is cost-efficient, effective and far superior to the free-market mess we're in.
The Nation's John Nichols speaks with Congressional candidate Tom Geoghegan in Chicago on the March 3 Democratic primary to fill Rahm Emanuel's seat.
Tough love from the Congressional Oversight Panel involves ripping the Band-Aid--otherwise known as TARP--off the mortally wounded banking system.
The Nation's Chris Hayes explains how Republican opposition to Obama's stimulus is really the result of their own inability to govern.