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For decades, the world's largest banks have been helping wealthy Americans steal billions in unpaid taxes. What are we going to do about it?

Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken has won wide support among voters--and conservatives are getting scared.

When Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is every lobbyist's best friend, is economic reform possible?

Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is more forthright about what's wrong in Iraq than any Democratic candidate so far.

When senators leave office, voters should choose their replacements.

If Senator Ted Stevens defies mounting public opposition and succeeds in killing net
neutrality, expect the free flow of online content to be replaced by lowbrow
corporate infotainment.

John Tester's populist politics and country style make him the perfect
candidate to unseat Senator Conrad Burns. Next step is for the progressive
Montana farmer to win the June 6 primary.

Robert Casey Jr.'s endorsement of Samuel Alito could cost him the
support of Pennsylvania Democrats and illustrates the perils of early
intervention by DC Democrats in Senate races.

The House Ethics Committee has been defunct for a year: If now is not
the time for both parties to get serious on Congressional ethics, when
will it be?

If the Alito confirmation hearings were a test of Democratic strategy, the Alito vote to come is a test of moderate Republican integrity and mettle.

Blogs

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

McConnell raises funds for the Brent Spence Bridge by lowering construction worker wages.

June 20, 2014

Kentucky’s US Senate race takes off-the-record to the public.

June 17, 2014

Vermont senator aligns with McCain, secures 97-3 win for $35 billion plan to renew VA.

June 13, 2014

Senator Sanders proposes two bills to get things right. Will Congress act or will it fail vets again?

May 25, 2014

DC insiders may not be “all in” for South Dakota's Rick Weiland, but a key senator is hailing his candidacy.

March 27, 2014

Washington can’t quite understand a South Dakota Democrat’s energetic, anti-big money Senate campaign.

March 26, 2014

 From Monday evening until Tuesday morning, more than two dozen lawmakers will speak on the Senate floor about the urgency of climate change.

March 10, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

It is time to call out politicians who use the authority of government to weaken existing unions and to thrwart the right to organize.

February 22, 2014