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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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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

Reed reports on the Republicans’ efforts to prove that when it comes to climate change, the deficit and pretty much anything else, they can be both hostile and disrespectful.

February 10, 2011

 Hope in 2011. Plus: The Nation Institute welcomes a new fellow.

January 7, 2011

With Republicans threatening on orgy of partisan excess in the new Congress, an aggressive and determined Democrat want to take over as the ranking member of the House committee charged with oversight of the Obama administration. "We cannot simply stand by idly and hope that such a reckless approach to the use of the power of the chair will not happen, especially since it is not only being promised, but demonstrated by the person who will hold the gavel," says Kucinich.

November 18, 2010

The Speaker will remain Democratic leader. Now she is going to have to take the lead in sorting out the Congressional response to the messy case of a veteran Democrat.

November 16, 2010