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Bernie Sanders

In his eight years as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders revitalized the economy and solidified support for progressive municipal policies.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

An interview with the New York City mayor as he launches a new “Progressive Agenda to Combat Inequality.”

Groups from Amnesty to the ACLU to Reprieve are calling for the same standard of accountability that followed the killings of Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto.

Obama and Putin

Instead of honoring shared sacrifice in the fight against the Nazis, the president has taken another cheap shot at Russia over Ukraine.

Hillary and Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton is trying to recast herself as the future president of the people—but she’ll need more than a PR campaign to erase her long-standing ties to Wall Street.

President Obama

The “We’re Number One!” attitude is a disease eating at the very root of our principles.

Hillary Iowa

From trade deals to living-wage campaigns to student-debt relief, whose side is candidate Clinton on?

Blogs

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

The clear presence of a populist reform agenda might be the biggest surprise of the 2016 election season thus far.

May 12, 2015

The “reach across the aisle” was going according to plan... until the Populist Avenger showed up.

May 12, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

But hey, we’re sure someone will be held accountable for the thousands of civilian deaths at some point...right?

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015