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There has been a lot of guessing recently about what the final House version of healthcare reform will look like. It's time for some clarity.

Representative Betty McCollum's "ACORN Act" would prevent the government from doing business with corporations that have been found guilty of felonies.

Cutting Charlie Rangel loose would prove just how serious Obama is about transforming Washington's toxic culture of self-enrichment.

Obama should make a serious campaign swing through Georgia to get out the vote for Senate hopeful Jim Martin.

As Democrats choose between a stalwart critic of the Iraq War and a proponent of Bush policies for Majority Leader, Fox News gets in the act, casting centrist Pennnsylvania Rep. John Murtha as a partisan extremist. Huh?

Steny Hoyer spouts Beltway conventional wisdom no matter what the cost to his party; Jack Murtha has the potential to help revise our national security and economic priorities. Is there really a choice here?

If Democrats take control of the House, they could revitalize national politics by convincing reluctant senators and presidential candidates to embrace a more
progressive agenda.

The residents of the District of Columbia go to war and pay taxes, but they have never had a member of Congress to call their own. A measure has been introduced in the House that could change all that--maybe.

To repair the damage Tom DeLay left in his wake, the November elections must be a referendum on the political machine he created, which continues to drive this Congress.

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The House votes 407-0 to guarantee back pay for federal employees. But it will not let them do their jobs.

October 6, 2013

Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel spoke on MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner about the Republican Party’s “suicidal course” and argued that the GOP is asking Americans—specifically young ones—to act against their own self-interest by continuing to fight against Obamacare.

August 7, 2013

Food stamp cuts represent a broader agenda for a Republican caucus that doesn’t ‘believe in government.’

June 20, 2013

The House voted to ban abortions after twenty weeks—which, if it became law, would be blatantly unconstitutional.

June 19, 2013

With their votes against Sandy aid, the House Budget Committee chair and his compatriots reject a basic premise of their oath to support the Constitution.

January 5, 2013

The Ohio Democrat opposed wars that needed to be opposed, fought to preserve civil liberties and always sided with workers and farmers against corporations.

January 3, 2013

Boehner acts as if he has a mandate equal to that Obama and Senate Democrats. But Americans gave Democrats a 1.1 million vote majority in the overall House vote.

 

December 10, 2012

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

November 23, 2012

Frank and Paul are asking the federal government to respect new decriminalization laws in the states—while Latin American leaders get involved as well. 

November 14, 2012

Paul Ryan’s not just running for vice president. He’s running against a smart, serious progressive for his US House seat. Unfortunately, Ryan won’t debate his challenger.

November 2, 2012