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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 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