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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...
The New Conservatism

The New Conservatism

03.22.2012
The political media have accepted the myth of "equivalence" that says political polarization and governmental dysfunction are the result...
Will Congress Prevent Student-Loan Interest Rates From Doubling?

Will Congress Prevent Student-Loan Interest Rates From Doubling?

Joy Resmovits  03.21.2012
Spencer Pritchard, a first-year political economics student at University of California, Berkeley, has less control over his professional...
Apocalypse Now: GOP Budget Offers Second-Rate Vision for First-Rate Country

Apocalypse Now: GOP Budget Offers Second-Rate Vision for First-Rate Country

03.20.2012
The GOP budget is an immoral and callous clarion call for the middle class to pay more and get less. It promotes prosperity for the few...
The JOBS Act Is So Criminogenic That It Guarantees Full-Time Jobs for Criminologists

The JOBS Act Is So Criminogenic That It Guarantees Full-Time Jobs for Criminologists

03.20.2012
The "Jumpstart Our Business Startups" Act, the comically forced effort to create a catchy acronym, is the most cynical bill to emerge from...
Plan That Caused Political Firestorm Igniting New GOP Battle

Plan That Caused Political Firestorm Igniting New GOP Battle

03.17.2012
WASHINGTON — After a few months of relative peace on the budget front, Democrats and Republicans are readying for a party-defining,...
Issa: 'We've Been Lied To'

Issa: 'We've Been Lied To'

03.17.2012
California Congressman Darrell Issa has evidently gotten his “second wind” and in a Thursday evening interview with CNN’s Anderson...
Saluting the Congressman Who Served the Poor Around the World

Saluting the Congressman Who Served the Poor Around the World

03.16.2012
Rep. Donald Payne's New Jersey constituents will miss his dignified and dedicated representation. But perhaps the constituency group most...
What's at Stake for Women 2012: An Interview With Nancy Pelosi

What's at Stake for Women 2012: An Interview With Nancy Pelosi

03.16.2012
"[Republicans] run against me because I'm effective. They came in massively against us because they feared what we were trying to do for...
Republicans to America: Death to Medicare

Republicans to America: Death to Medicare

03.15.2012
When the Republicans release their budget next week, they'll likely say they have a "new" Medicare proposal that will "save" Medicare instead...
Constitution Check: Has the Time Come to Limit Congressional Terms?

Constitution Check: Has the Time Come to Limit Congressional Terms?

03.15.2012
It has been 17 years since the Supreme Court ruled that the states have no authority under state law to impose term limits on those who...
Amid Perpetual Gridlock, Some In Congress Turn To 'Legislative Scream'

Amid Perpetual Gridlock, Some In Congress Turn To 'Legislative Scream'

03.14.2012
WASHINGTON — Even the top sponsor of a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't – or won't – pass a budget...