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"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.

Any election result that gives Tom DeLay cause for celebration--and, make no mistake, the 2004 election gave the dark prince of Congress plenty to celebrate--ought to send a sharp shiver through

The Democratic Party is poised to regain the majority.

Senate Democrats, who were so divided on the war and tax cuts, are
holding together impressively to stop the Worst of the Worst of
President Bush's judicial nominees.

Minnesota's Dean Barkley represents a movement with a strong state foothold.

The Democrats and Republicans will convene after the election to choose
their leaders for the next Congress.

One of the great disappointments of recent decades is that Democrats
have more or less swallowed whole the underlying economic theories of
their Republican rivals.

The man behind the "Jeffords Jump" is aiding Democratic efforts to stay on top.

Democrats in Washington and New Jersey sighed with relief when
scandal-plagued Senator Robert Torricelli ended a doomed run for a
second term.

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What the CIA found out about its torture program is much different than what officials have said publicly.

December 10, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014

Despite promises of “zero tolerance” for sex crimes, new reforms and a report showing fewer incidences of assault, members of the military are still being raped, filmed while showering and discouraged from reporting.

December 5, 2014

Progressive senators are objecting to Obama’s latest Wall Street nominee.

November 24, 2014

Outgoing Colorado Senator Mark Udall promises to fight to the last day “to make sure we keep faith with our founding values.”

November 19, 2014

The liberal icon has been tapped to help the party shape policy and battle the GOP in coming years.

November 13, 2014

Midterm setbacks are common. The president—and his supporters—ought not let this one define him.

November 5, 2014

The prospect of a “grand bargain” could rear its ugly head if the 2014 midterms empower Maine’s Angus King.

October 27, 2014

Could ads like this stop the Kochs from buying the Senate?

September 25, 2014

Fox News becomes a caricature of itself, again.

September 16, 2014