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Sen. Patty Murray

With a two-seat gain while chair of the DSCC and a successful effort to get a budget through the Senate under her belt, Patty Murray has become a major force in the Senate.

EMILY's List Madam President video

Feminism is not any single person or outcome, it’s a practice, and a far more active one than Valenti gives credit for.

Liberalism—including much of what’s published in this magazine—seems well-intentioned but inadequate. The solution lies in the re-emergence of American radicalism.

Dollar bill

Washington institutions esteemed for their independent scholarship don’t disclose donations from corporations and foreign governments.

The neoconservative leading the fight over the legacy of Vatican II in the American Church.

IRS building

It’s absurd to expect agency auditors to sort out confusing, outdated campaign finance laws and regulations.

Chris Christie

The governor needs to peddle a moderate image to win re-election in New Jersey, but on everything from reproductive rights to the environment to austerity, he’s very conservative.

Lemoore, California

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

GOP-Fox Circus Act

Post Election Day, is the network's huge audience tuning out?

Occupy the DOE march

The growing movement against education reform is challenging a well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both political parties.

Blogs

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

The Iranians are making concessions and Congress is asking for more. 

June 18, 2014

Will the fossil-fuel lobby leverage its considerable pull within the House GOP to ensure Scalise becomes House majority whip?

June 18, 2014

McConnell fights for “the little guy” at a secret billionaire summit.

June 18, 2014

The Tea Party is losing influence, and centrist Republicans are losing patience with it.

June 18, 2014

The federal government is really bad at preserving records—and this has led to many scandals.

June 18, 2014

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

June 17, 2014

Dispatches from the party of "no" (and not much else).

June 17, 2014

There are some political races in America that are classic examples of a healthy democracy in action. Kentucky’s US Senate race is not one of them.

June 16, 2014

Clinton reverts back to one of the worst Bush-era tropes on the war.

June 16, 2014