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Undoing the savage inequalities of the Bush era will require a
titanic fight, but the new-found courage of GOP moderates hints that
significant changes are in the wind.

Most Americans want immediate action to pull out of Iraq, but Senate
Republicans passed a measure today that essentially lets the White
House off the hook.

Civil libertarians were stunned last week when the Senate approved a
measure that would allow government officials to essentially bypass the
courts and lock up people suspected of terrorism without trial. Will
cooler heads prevail?

Top oil execs were asked numerous questions at a Senate hearing on
spectacular profits earned in the wake of tropical storms. But they had
no real answers about how to ease the burden on ordinary Americans.

As the Senate opens hearings this week calling energy execs to
account for their windfall profits on gasoline and natural gas, the
question must be asked: Is this price-gouging or just good
old-fashioned capitalism?

The nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the US
Supreme Court forces the debate the President and the Senate have tried
so mightily to avoid: whether the Court should shift decisively and
radically to the right.

War crimes are the darkest expression of the moral degradation that
permeates the White House. Bush's threat to veto the Senate's
anti-torture measure frames a crisis of law and legitimacy.

Three senators caved and supported the
nomination of John G. Roberts Jr. as Supreme Court Chief Justice. But
one lawmaker, banking on the public's cynicism of the oil industry,
wants to tax its windfall profits.

He's a far-right baby doctor. His own chief of staff
says he's clueless about the law. Meet Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, who'll help shape the US Supreme Court.

The Senate should abandon its comical pretensions to being a body reflecting any democratic mandate.

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Ed Markey campaigned against cuts and won 55-44.

June 26, 2013

The Democrat is an old-school defender of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The Republican is for raising the retirement age and ‘chained CPI.’

June 25, 2013

The senator with the lowest job approval doesn’t think he’s the problem. He’s trying to stir up resentment toward public employees and their unions.

June 22, 2013

The Senate passed a bill that cuts benefits for low-income Americans and will cost over 56,000 jobs. 

June 11, 2013

Three Oregonians testifed in the Senate about the lives of the working poor and the state of the American Dream.

June 7, 2013

The New Jersey governor games the election schedule, plans to appoint an unelected ‘interim’ senator and claims he’s all about ‘allowing the citizens of this state to have their say.’

June 5, 2013

The Senate’s last World War II veteran, who has died at age 89, fought for big, bold government investments in jobs and infrastructure. And he was right to do so.

June 3, 2013

Thousands sign petitions embracing Tammy Baldwin's declaration working families.

June 1, 2013

A proposal that would have allowed states to require clear labels is rejected by Republicans and Democrats.

May 25, 2013

Why won't the EPA regulate ammonium nitrate? Barbara Boxer wants to know.

April 30, 2013