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Dianne Feinstein

The details of the CIA’s torture program may finally come to light. 

Pentagon

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean, a US Air Marshal fired for allegedly leaking sensitive government documents, is just trying to get his job back. For the rest of us, his case has much more profound implications. 

Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Foreclosed house

E-mails obtained through a FOIA request reveal the extraordinary access SIFMA had to Federal Housing Finance Administration officials.

War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week. 

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

There’s more work to be done, but this was a big win for democracy.

Blogs

The anti-war congressman is the first electoral victim of the current round of partisan redistricting.

March 7, 2012

No one who has succeeded in America actually did it on his or her own.

March 2, 2012

The food stamp program is up for reauthorization and three new studies indicate what needs to be done if we want to protect and strengthen it.

March 2, 2012

Tired of the Romsantorneyum. Join the crowd. The political news of the moment isn’t the unending GOP scrap. It’s the sudden viability of Democrats in the fight for Senate control.

March 1, 2012

Her departure signals the end of moderate Republicanism—and clears the way for a progressive candidate.

February 29, 2012

The White House is seeking to change budget rules so that the Pentagon is cut less and domestic programs are cut more. 

February 17, 2012

The inspector general says Congressional demands have caused service to “significantly exceed” requirements for pre-funding benefits.

February 7, 2012

After three years of griping about slow growth, the GOP’'s Budget Committee chair is suddenly fretting about too much growth.

February 3, 2012

Schneiderman not about to let himself be co-opted for Obama’s re-election bid.

January 31, 2012

If Newt Gingrich does make it into the White House, he will have a “direct and personal debt” to billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

January 30, 2012