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Panetta: Congress 'Put A Gun To Their Heads' By Taking Big Risk

Panetta: Congress 'Put A Gun To Their Heads' By Taking Big Risk

03.31.2012
ABOARD THE USS PELELIU -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told U.S. Marines and sailors on Friday that Congress would be irresponsible if...
Obama Urges Congress To Pass 'Buffett Rule' Tax

Obama Urges Congress To Pass 'Buffett Rule' Tax

03.31.2012
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to increase taxes on millionaires, reviving a proposal he first pitched...
Congress Gets Rough Treatment At Supreme Court

Congress Gets Rough Treatment At Supreme Court

03.31.2012
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court left little doubt during last week's marathon arguments over President Barack Obama's health care...

Desolation Row: Five Pictures of the Future in a Paul Ryan/Mitt Romney America

03.30.2012
Economic radical Paul Ryan has endorsed Mitt Romney, Romney's embraced the Ryan budget, and the House Republicans have voted to enact the...
April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

03.30.2012
In our country, a child is abused or neglected every 36 seconds, and only 40 percent of abused children receive the services they need....
Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

03.30.2012
All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget,...
They Just Don't Get It

They Just Don't Get It

03.30.2012
Rather than trying to pass another tax giveaway for the richest among us, House Republicans should join with Democrats and enact public...
The Real Health Care Train Wreck

The Real Health Care Train Wreck

03.30.2012
Rising health care costs are affecting all of us, and if we don't control them, health care will consume our family budgets, as well as...
Harkin, Ryan Spar Over Littlest Learners

Harkin, Ryan Spar Over Littlest Learners

Joy Resmovits  03.29.2012
Even as a growing body of research attests to the importance of early childhood education as an antidote to poverty, the House is preparing...

Where Are the Women in 2012? Running for Office!

03.29.2012
Rather than standing down, women are stepping forward in greater numbers than ever -- as activists, as donors, and as candidates. In fact,...
Billion-Dollar Bill Heads For Another Shutdown Showdown

Billion-Dollar Bill Heads For Another Shutdown Showdown

Michael McAuliff  03.28.2012
WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders pleaded Wednesday for the House to pass a transportation bill before funding for thousands of projects across...
Baking Some Humble Pie for Congress

Baking Some Humble Pie for Congress

03.27.2012
The challenge to the Affordable Care Act not only asks the Supreme Court to enforce the limits on congressional power explicitly listed...

Ryan Budget Slashes Pell Grants

Joy Resmovits  03.27.2012
More than 1 million students would lose Pell grants entirely over the next 10 years under Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, according to an analysis...
Designing a Blueprint for Accountability

Designing a Blueprint for Accountability

03.27.2012
Simply passing a bill designed by the Chamber of Commerce and the banks is a cheap move to appease donors and those whose economic theories...