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They like the way he's not afraid to say
That money lets the fat cats get their way.
They like his style, the fact he doesn't pander.

The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund provided research support.

A public school whose students don't test well
Would lose some funds unless its score improves.
If cutting funds won't help the kids advance,

Residents of Skaneateles, New York, complained to visiting reporters about the Clintons' decision to make themselves relatively scarce on their recent vacation.

In rather the same way as new movies are now "reviewed" in terms of their first weekend gross, new candidates have become subject to evaluation by the dimensions of their "war chest." This silly,

Could settlement and peace both come before
Young Bush finds a position on the war?

Amanda Elk, Rachel Margolis and David Schaenman provided research assistance. This article was supported in part by a Goldsmith Research Award from Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and the Fund for Investigative Journalism in Washington, DC.

Kenneth Starr, seeking to rehabilitate his reputation, is now portraying himself as a sincere professional trapped by the exigencies of a bad law.

As NATO was beginning its fourth week of not-yet-successful persuasion bombing, several progressive members of the House gathered privately to hash out their views of President Clinton's still-un

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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

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