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It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.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

His next appointee for FCC chair could determine whether robber barons consolidate their domination of the public discourse.

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

Blogs

This showdown can‘t be ignored. At stake is whether the CIA is accountable to the Congress and the law.

March 18, 2014

Join The Nation and Daily Kos in calling on Congress to launch an independent investigation into government spying.

March 17, 2014

Could Paul Ryan's inflammatory remarks about race and poverty spark a meaningful discussion in Congress?

March 13, 2014

“Our Postal Service is in need of true reform, not ill-advised, counterproductive attempts to slash service.”

March 13, 2014

Dianne Feinstein accuses the CIA of spying on congressional staffers who investigated the agency’s illegal detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush.

March 11, 2014

 From Monday evening until Tuesday morning, more than two dozen lawmakers will speak on the Senate floor about the urgency of climate change.

March 10, 2014

The White House’s “2014 Trade Policy Agenda” rehashes failed ideas that harm rather than help economic renewal.

March 5, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

Citing costs, Republicans blocked comprehensive legislation to extend health care and education. 

February 27, 2014

One Senate Democrat says the State Department’s environmental review was “woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline.” 

February 27, 2014