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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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Drug tests and GED classes are the new requirements for anyone who dares to collect unemployment insurance.

December 20, 2011

Pundits see the race as a bad omen for Obama, but Democrat David Weprin’s loss may well have turned on Israel politics.

September 14, 2011

As Boehner battles Bachmannite Republicans who would crash the economy for political purposes, Obama recognizes that the only hope is with the Senate—not a divided and dysfunctional House.

July 29, 2011

Obama's deal could include deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, without addressing the need for new revenues. That's a bad deal—and progressives are speaking out against it.

July 21, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

Cynicism abounds as House refuses to authorize the Libya mission but also refuses to defund it. This is John Boehner’s managed chaos; it serves Obama and the military-industrial complex but fails the Constitution.

June 24, 2011

The White House, House Republican majority, and Senate Democratic majority have remained silent about how to fix widespread unemployment.

May 10, 2011

“There is simply no rationale for continuing American involvement with no end in sight, rising deaths for civilians and our brave soldiers, declining public sentiment, and serious economic pain at home," Kucinich said, as 93 House members voted to bring troops home from Afghanistan.

March 18, 2011

Barely a month after demanding that the Constitution be read into the Congressional Record, House Republicans voted against a motion to that would have protected against Patriot Act abuses of privacy rights. Then they voted to extend the act's surveillance authorities.

February 14, 2011

Tenant leaders around the country unite for Valentine's Day demonstrations and direct actions against cuts to Housing and Urban Development programs.

February 14, 2011