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The amendment to the Defense Authorization Act urges robust negotiations toward a diplomatic settlement.

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

Sen. Patty Murray

With a two-seat gain while chair of the DSCC and a successful effort to get a budget through the Senate under her belt, Patty Murray has become a major force in the Senate.

CAP

The prominent liberal think tank still skirts questions about its donors.

Wall Street

The Republicans, with the exception of a few die-hard libertarians, always do the bidding of the banks that finance them, but the Democrats are just as eager to pig out at the bankers’ trough.

Afghan patrol

From North Africa to the Middle East to China’s Central Asian border, how many years will it be?

IRS building

It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.

Justice Department

In the name of homeland security, the US has spent seven years and untold dollars silencing one man.

In his film, Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill unveils America's extrajudicial, covert, transcontinental battlefield. 

Afghanistan

America’s covert warfare—a bizarre form of unconscious wish fulfillment—warrants Scahill’s unembedded, dogged, independent reporting.

Blogs

The stakes of the fiscal showdown couldn’t be higher for people who depend on affordable housing.

November 30, 2012

It's a lose-lose proposition for the federal government and seniors. 

November 29, 2012

Democrats don’t need to eliminate the filibuster. They need to restore the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington standard.

November 27, 2012

Congressman Heath Shuler has already accepted a lobbying job with Duke Energy.

November 27, 2012

Barack Obama now has a higher percentage of the vote than Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Bush—or Reagan in 1980.

November 26, 2012

His congressional career is ending on a sad note, but his House record was characterized by rare independence and courage.

November 23, 2012

What some leaders in the fight against poverty are thinking about this Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2012

A new report from the Half in Ten campaign demonstrates—once again—that we know what to do to dramatically reduce poverty. The question remains: Will we do it?

November 21, 2012

The Fed chairman has been making the case for jobless Americans that normally in the past is made most strenuously by liberal Democrats.

November 20, 2012

In a time of recession, why should the most vulnerable Americans—and not the richest 2 percent—pay the price of US debt?

November 19, 2012