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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 ...
Women Allowed In Combat Under Senate Defense Bill

Women Allowed In Combat Under Senate Defense Bill

Michael McAuliff  05.24.2012
WASHINGTON -- A measure to let women fight on the front lines is part of the massive defense bill proposed Thursday in the Senate. The...
Boehner Trumps Pelosi In Top Spot

Boehner Trumps Pelosi In Top Spot

05.23.2012
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has raised more than $70 million for Republicans since winning the Speaker’s gavel, easily topping...
The Constitution Rules, Even Over Senators

The Constitution Rules, Even Over Senators

05.22.2012
We're convinced that the Senate's power to adopt its own rules is limited to rules that do not conflict with the Constitutio

Democrats' Seven Deadly Sins

05.21.2012
Seven venal sins or seven mortal sins? Makes scant difference as far as public ethics are concerned. The accumulation of venal sins has...
Members Of Congress Speak Like High School Sophomores

Members Of Congress Speak Like High School Sophomores

Amanda Terkel  05.21.2012
The sophistication of federal lawmakers' speech patterns is on the decline, with members of Congress now talking, on average, at the level...