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Would-be intelligence watchdogs often lack the knowledge or the will to be effective.

Republican majority leader Dick Armey announced that he will retire from Congress, and Democrats are hoping that Tom DeLay will replace him.

 

It won't be a revolution, but progressives see support for much of their agenda.

In the summer of 1997 Amory Houghton, the "moderate" six-term Republican Congressman who represents my home county in upstate New York, cast a crucial vote against the "no arms to dictators" Code

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Conservative versus “moderate” proxy wars will help determine the path of the House in coming years.

June 12, 2014

“All of the investment banks, up in New York and DC, they should have gone to jail.”

June 11, 2014

Eric Cantor made one step towards reform— and was punished for it Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014

A dispatch from the House of Representatives, June 6, 1944.

June 6, 2014

The Republican leadership is poised once again to back away from immigration reform, rather than take on the far right.

May 20, 2014

A bill considered among the strongest of several competing bids to curb government spying has passed a major legislative hurdle—but not without significant trimming. 

May 8, 2014

The neverending story of a nonexistent conspiracy.

April 3, 2014

Two House Democratic lawmakers are pushing to protect the predatory, for-profit college industry.

December 13, 2013

Off-year elections in 2009 predicted a Tea Party insurgency. This year’s results—not so much.

November 6, 2013

The Tea Party may be plummeting in public esteem, but it is taking government down with it.

October 15, 2013