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House Votes This Week to Tie Obama's Hands on Iran

House Votes This Week to Tie Obama's Hands on Iran

MJ Rosenberg  05.13.2012
Presidents need latitude to make decisions affecting matters of national security and, until now, all presidents have been afforded it,...
Census Boss: House Bill 'Devastates' America's Data

Census Boss: House Bill 'Devastates' America's Data

Michael McAuliff  05.11.2012
WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Census Bureau hammered the House of Representatives on Friday for passing a bill that he said "devastates"...
House Passes Bombs-Not-Bread Bill To Spare Military, Cut Food Aid

House Passes Bombs-Not-Bread Bill To Spare Military, Cut Food Aid

Michael McAuliff  05.10.2012
WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday passed its plan to spare the military's growing budget from mandatory cuts, instead slashing Medicaid,...
House Votes To End Census Survey Done Since Jefferson's Time

House Votes To End Census Survey Done Since Jefferson's Time

Michael McAuliff  05. 9.2012
WASHINGTON –- The House voted Wednesday to eliminate the detailed surveys of America that have been conducted by the Census Bureau since...
Rand Paul's Anti-Iran War Amendment

Rand Paul's Anti-Iran War Amendment

Ryan Grim  05. 9.2012
WASHINGTON -- Presidents of both parties, over the past several decades, have shown a willingness to interpret Senate resolutions in the...
Europe's Tale of Austerity: Don't Try This at Home

Europe's Tale of Austerity: Don't Try This at Home

Ben Zweifach  05. 9.2012
Last week's shellackings across the Atlantic were bad news for both Democrats and Republicans -- because it will make bipartisan deficit...
Primary Defeats Spotlight Disappearing Center in American Politics

Primary Defeats Spotlight Disappearing Center in American Politics

Rob Richie  05. 9.2012
Clearly winner-take-all amplifies partisanship and polarization in Congress; it is therefore antagonistic toward the goal of achieving...
Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

Ambassador Tony Hall  05. 8.2012
Bipartisan friendships don't erase our political divisions, but they do fundamentally change how political opponents view one another and...
Corporate Tax Rate and a Busy Lame Duck Session

Corporate Tax Rate and a Busy Lame Duck Session

Ted Kaufman  05. 7.2012
Since Japan lowered its rate last April, our corporate tax rate has been the highest in the world. There is no disagreement in Washington,...
Putting Our Premiums Into Medical Care, Not Profits

Putting Our Premiums Into Medical Care, Not Profits

Wendell Potter  05. 1.2012
Chances are that many of the people eligible for an insurance rebate are among those demanding that ObamaCare be repealed or struck down...
Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

Sen. Amy Klobuchar  04.26.2012
Domestic violence is not a partisan issue. We need a system that encourages victims to come forward. Not a system that discourages them...
Darrell Issa: Obama Government Most Corrupt In History

Darrell Issa: Obama Government Most Corrupt In History

Michael McAuliff  04.24.2012
WASHINGTON -- Last year Rep. Darrell Issa retracted his statement that President Barack Obama was one of the most corrupt presidents in...