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Americans living abroad are burdened with a difficult task: explaining a country that doesn't make much sense.

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But the Senate report could be the opening we need to really make US torture a thing of the past.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

At a Local Progress gathering in New York City, “pothole progressives” shared strategies for a grassroots, social justice revival.

Mitch McConnell

From blocking nominees to launching pointless investigations to deregulating everything, the new Senate is poised to wreak havoc.

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Law enforcement agencies are keeping tabs on Americans in ways that violate the federal government's own privacy guidelines.

President Obama

Opposing bad policy and bad compromises isn’t enough. We need new thinking and new approaches.

On Tuesday, November 4, at 7 pm EST, join Democracy Now! for a live broadcast of the midterm election results.

After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family’s company, Colombian authorities are investigating.

Blogs

Of course, Elizabeth Warren should be considered, but so should Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley.

March 27, 2015

It's a tempting idea, but elevating Warren to the top Senate post is Mission Impossible.

March 27, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s alternative budget was the best proposal. But only ninety-six Democrats backed it.

March 26, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

A guilty plea to a misdemeanor, and no jail time.

March 18, 2015

Chris Hayes talks to a GOP congressman who wants to bring back the firing squad about the ethics of the death penalty.

March 12, 2015

The most anti-Iran Democrat in Congress will be charged with corruption, and the neocons are buzzing with conspiracy theories.

March 9, 2015

There is a way President Cruz could still badly damage Obamacare all by himself, even if the Supreme Court upholds the law.

March 5, 2015