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John Boehner

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

Texas Map

As the Republican Party becomes whiter and more Southern, obstructionist tactics are inevitable.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

AmeriCorps worker

And they earn so little that missing a paycheck means a lot.

Bill de Blasio

Liberals are pushing a range of measures that challenge Obama administration policy.

Hillary Clinton

It’s hard to imagine a Democrat of national stature more ill-equipped to speak to the populist mood than HRC.

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

Bill de Blasio Wins the primary.

Why his campaign for NYC mayor has ignited the passion of New York’s progressives.

President Obama briefs on Syria

Why does Obama insist on retaining the option of attacking Syria, despite growing opposition in Congress and the general public?

President Barack Obama

Now we know: a diplomatic solution is possible.

Blogs

The GOP favorite to replace North Carolina senator Walter Jones is a longtime political consultant for the biggest predators on Wall Street.

April 17, 2014

So far, no smoking gun. But there are now four separate investigations underway, with new leads to follow.

April 17, 2014

We end out First 100 Days blog with a look at what stands between the progressive mayor and the far-off finish line.

April 17, 2014

A Pulitzer-prize winning investigation found that law firm Jackson Kelly, now defended by Senator Joe Manchin, concealed evidence and shaped doctor’s testimony.

April 16, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014

It seems to have gone off the map entirely. 

April 15, 2014

But the Tea Party’s insurgents, already failing in 2014, aren’t likely to get traction in 2016.

April 14, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

If the New Jersey governor can’t handle a comedian, how can he run the country?

April 11, 2014

As right-wingers highlight GOP presidential prospects in New Hampshire, the independent senator draws a packed house and standing ovations for the progressive alternative.

April 11, 2014