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Democrats must continue the fight to preserve an independent judiciary.

The Republican Senate seeks to eliminate the fillibuster.

Her votes thrilled supporters and put some backbone into Senate Democrats.

He can help mount an effective opposition.

Click here for info on how you can help oppose Gonzalez's nomination.

The debate held before Congress voted to reorganize the nation's intelligence agencies under the authority of an all-powerful intelligence czar was generally portrayed as a simple struggle betwee

"Dr. Rice, nice to see you again. Congratulations on your appointment. We Democrats on the committee are certainly in no position to block your nomination.


Senators who raised money for the national party will be in tough spot should it back Todd Akin again.

September 27, 2012

The national party isn’t likely to come back, leaving Akin with a coalition of hard-right funders. 

September 26, 2012

Video surfaced of Brown staffers firing up supporters by making "war whoops" and "tomahawk chops."

September 25, 2012

 The incumbent Democrat used the "legitimate rape" comments to paint a broader picture of Akin's views. 

September 21, 2012

Elizabeth Warren knocked Scott Brown out with a one-two punch: “Mitt Romney“ and a “Republican-controlled Senate.”

September 20, 2012

 The Senate Banking Committee has close ties to JPMorgan Chase, the very institution it is supposed to regulate. 

June 15, 2012

Congress is debating various slash-and-burn proposals that would lead to privatization of the postal service. But it does not have to happen. The USPS is not broke. It ought to be renewed and expanded.

April 17, 2012

Tired of the Romsantorneyum. Join the crowd. The political news of the moment isn’t the unending GOP scrap. It’s the sudden viability of Democrats in the fight for Senate control.

March 1, 2012

The Nebraska lawmaker is retiring from the Senate. Good. 

December 27, 2011

Bills don't fail to overcome a filibuster by themselves.

October 12, 2011