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GOP Senator Argues Food Stamps Increase Isn't Moral

GOP Senator Argues Food Stamps Increase Isn't Moral

Michael McAuliff  06.13.2012
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) mocked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday for trying to stop cuts to the nation's...
Harry Reid, John McCain Agree On Pacquiao Fight, Push Boxing Bill

Harry Reid, John McCain Agree On Pacquiao Fight, Push Boxing Bill

Erin Mershon  06.13.2012
Boxing may be a contentious sport, but it's bringing rare harmony to the halls of the Senate. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) disagreed...

A 2012 Farm Bill That Support Small Farmers and Nutritional Assistance Programs: Good for Our Nation's Health and Economy

06.12.2012
Food security is generally recognized as an important goal for our country. Supporting good nutrition for our needy citizens is the right...

Farm Bill Jackpot - How Much Do Corporations Benefit From SNAP?

06.12.2012
As Congress proposes cuts to hungry families, my new report raises questions about how much food makers, retailers and big banks profit...
When Leaks Mattered Less To the GOP

When Leaks Mattered Less To the GOP

Michael McAuliff  06. 8.2012
WASHINGTON -- Republicans who bristled at the suggestion the George W. Bush White House did anything wrong in revealing the identity of...

Adding an Equalizer to the Primary

06. 8.2012
The problem is that Congress doesn't govern of, by, and for the people. The solution is to get rid of them.
WATCH: John Boehner Shows Nancy Pelosi Some Bipartisan Affection

WATCH: John Boehner Shows Nancy Pelosi Some Bipartisan Affection

Ethan Klapper  06. 7.2012
For a few minutes on Thursday afternoon, the partisan toxicity that pervades the House of Representatives subsided, as lawmakers gathered...
Marco Rubio's Immigration Pivot: A Search for Solutions or Politics as Usual?

Marco Rubio's Immigration Pivot: A Search for Solutions or Politics as Usual?

06. 7.2012
Since he arrived in Washington in January 2011, Rubio has seesawed between anti-immigrant and vaguely pro-immigrant positions, but doesn't...

11 Years Ago Today

06. 7.2012
Today marks 11 years since the Bush tax breaks for the rich were enacted, which have yielded the most unequal distribution of wealth in...
Republicans Attempt to Actively Sabotage U.S. Economy to Win Fall Election

Republicans Attempt to Actively Sabotage U.S. Economy to Win Fall Election

06. 7.2012
Today the surest way to make certain that a piece of legislation is deep-sixed by the Republicans in Congress is to demonstrate that it...
Fresh Fodder Delivered For Year-End Brawl Over Bush-Era Legislation

Fresh Fodder Delivered For Year-End Brawl Over Bush-Era Legislation

06. 5.2012
* U.S. debt could reach 200 percent of GDP in 25 years-CBO * Letting Bush tax cuts expire cuts U.S. long-term debt load...
Lawmakers Hit Back, Say They're Not 'Dumb'

Lawmakers Hit Back, Say They're Not 'Dumb'

James Rosen  06. 4.2012
When he speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Mick Mulvaney talks at just below an eighth-grade level, lower than any...
Cantor, GOP Announce Summer Decision On Bush-Era Legislation

Cantor, GOP Announce Summer Decision On Bush-Era Legislation

05.25.2012
WASHINGTON — The House will vote this summer on continuing wide-ranging tax cuts first enacted under President George W. Bush, House...
Dem Backers Step Up As Urgency Builds

Dem Backers Step Up As Urgency Builds

05.25.2012
* House Majority PAC airms to win back House for Democrats * Democrats will need net gain of 25 seats to take it back ...