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Hillary Iowa

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

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The Chicago mayor’s office confirmed that Comcast advised Emanuel on how to support a proposed merger with Time Warner—but it is refusing to make the communication public.

Hillary Clinton

Tony Rodham’s involvement in a gold-mining operation in Haiti is under scrutiny.

CPAC

As long as the GOP can put a patina of reasonableness over its conservative ideology, its candidates stand a chance.

Noam Scheiber says the mayor should focus more on economic populism—but neglects to mention his big wins for New Yorkers.

General Antonio Taguba

Bush and Cheney claimed torture was the only option. These soldiers, agents and nurses proved them wrong.

Blogs

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

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015

The widespread protests Wednesday offered a critical test for politicians on whether to support the growing low-wage-worker movement.

April 16, 2015

As trade legislation finally proceeds to a vote, a top Democrat announced he cannot support fast-track authority.

April 14, 2015

The late author influenced a whole generation of Latin American leftists. 

April 13, 2015

The great historian of Watergate chased Nixon down, as part of a crusade against executive abuses.

April 8, 2015

Martin O’Malley raises a fine concern about Bush-versus-Clinton politics.

March 30, 2015

It's a tempting idea, but elevating Warren to the top Senate post is Mission Impossible.

March 27, 2015

As we look to 2016, it’s important to recognize the positive actions taken toward more democratic elections.

March 25, 2015