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By voting to set a timetable to withdraw from Iraq, the House and Senate are finally at the table, challenging Bush's war-making.

Progressive Congressman Bob Filner is pursuing an ambitious agenda to secure proper care for wounded warriors.

In just six years, Bush has squandered centuries of American progress. It's time to start repairing the damage.

As the Bush Administration steps up its campaign against Iran, opponents have a dual responsibility: to contest the strategic context for escalation and to bar specific acts of aggression.

As debate unfolds on a non-binding Iraq resolution, the House should consider exacting a promise from President not to invade Iran.

It's time for Congress to stop talking and start moving on
Iraq.

Beyond merely opposing escalation, lawmakers are pushing tough measures to withdraw troops and defund the war.

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.

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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

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will propose a diplomacy and accountability amendment.

September 10, 2013