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Buck McKeon

Plagued by ethical troubles, the “poster boy for pay to play politics” and Pentagon BFF is finally facing a competitive election.

Why did the defense giant award a lobbyist a $500,000 bonus just weeks before he became a Congressional staffer shaping military policy?

The repeal bill won't survive the Senate. But the real danger is piece-by-piece gutting of the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections.

Katrina vanden Heuvel reminds us that John Boehner is more than a harmless tan and some tears.

If Obama is looking for a reason to scale back his foreign policy ambitions, the GOP takeover of the House is the perfect excuse.

Democrats should respond to the election results by getting things done for the American people.

In a test case for Democrats, the fiery Florida populist takes on a stiff challenge from the right.

The House and Senate have finally ironed out their differences on Wall Street reform. What will the bill fix—and what does it leave broken?

The House's healthcare reform bill is a first draft of history; as with most first drafts, it has its share of flaws.

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Conservative Blue Dog Democrat Heath Shuler is a terrible candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi for leader of House Democrats.

November 15, 2010

The soon-to-be-former House speaker owes Democrats an explanation of why she should be minority leader—and what she thinks she can accomplish in the role.

November 9, 2010

Why was the conservative Blue Dog Caucus sliced in half yesterday?

November 3, 2010

Ari Melber shares his plan on how to fix Congress—let the majority win.

September 1, 2010

The president praises House Financial Services Committee chair Barney Frank for getting financial reforms passed. Now, Obama should embrace Frank's call to reduce defense spending by $1 trillion.

July 21, 2010

The arguments against poorly-structured sanctions against Iran were that they would undermine democracy movements, stir anti-U.S. sentiment and do nothing to promote disarmament. Unfortunately, most members of Congress refused to listen. Only 8 wise members voted "no."

June 27, 2010

Those of us paid to observe Congress have spent the last two weeks watching, with mouth agape, as congressional Democrats slowly raised a loaded gun to their collective mouths and volubly considered pulling the trigger. But sanity has, tentatively, provisionally prevailed.

January 27, 2010

It's pretty clear to me that Wilson's outburst wasn't calculated grandstanding but a genuine moment of rage and frustration. Just look at the photo. That's a genuinely pissed off dude.

September 10, 2009