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America is stuck in an absurd debate over how deeply to cut teachers’ pensions and seniors’ medical benefits while preserving tax breaks for the superrich.

Last week, the media covered the budget debate like it was a basketball game.

Matthew Yglesias joins Chris Hayes to explain the vital role the Fed plays in managing the health of the economy.

Paul Ryan

The threatened government shutdown was averted, but Democrats agreed to $38 billion in budget cuts. Here's what we'll see in the next negotiations.

The argument that tax cuts to wealthy will create jobs doesn't make sense.

Women Under the Budget Knife

Despite all the talk of shared sacrifice, the drastic slashes to public sector jobs and social programs will hurt women the most.

We Are All Wisconsinites

How can the pro-worker movement born in the streets of Madison be nurtured into a national force?

Deficit mania is built on a series of destructive neoliberal myths.

David Cameron

David Cameron’s coalition is prescribing the economic policy equivalent of leeches.

The government is making life immeasurably harder for some of the country’s poorest people.

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Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015

As trade legislation finally proceeds to a vote, a top Democrat announced he cannot support fast-track authority.

April 14, 2015

Los Angeles City Council members are considering the benefits of raising the wage to $15.25 per hour.

April 1, 2015

Hillary now claims she’ll implement progressive economic policies—but Bill said the same in 1992.

March 10, 2015

Lean In Together tells men equality isn’t a zero-sum game. But it’s going to have to be.

March 5, 2015

In states from South Dakota to Oklahoma, right-wing representatives are pulling every string to try to keep the poor down.

February 18, 2015

If he doesn't read the writing on the bank notes, the president will be remembered as “Wrong-Way Obama.”

February 9, 2015

To strengthen corporate dominance, Washington steadily undermined democracy, encouraged exploitation and nourished anti-union violence in the south.

February 6, 2015