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Can We Get the Government Out of Our Exam Room?

Can We Get the Government Out of Our Exam Room?

Ami Bera, MD  03. 1.2012
Members of Congress take an oath when they are sworn in as elected leaders. They swear to uphold the Constitution, and to defend it against...
How Romney's Wealth Can Shake Up American Politics

How Romney's Wealth Can Shake Up American Politics

Rob Goodman  02.29.2012
Every candidate for president carries the burden of appearing average. But on Mitt Romney, the burden rests heavier than on most.
Harry Reid Mocks His Own Chamber

Harry Reid Mocks His Own Chamber

Ryan Grim  02.29.2012
WASHINGTON -- Today's Senate is such a dysfunctional mess that it has become a joke even to the beleaguered man tasked with running it. Senate...
Forget Michigan.  Worry About Rep. Steny Hoyer (Corporate Party - MD) and Social Security

Forget Michigan. Worry About Rep. Steny Hoyer (Corporate Party - MD) and Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow  02.29.2012
While most political eyes are fixed on Romney's primary results, the middle class faces a threat to its financial security right in the...
House, Senate Pass Payroll Tax Cut Extension

House, Senate Pass Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Michael McAuliff  02.17.2012
WASHINGTON -- Congress passed the extension of the payroll tax holiday Friday, voting overwhelmingly to continue the 2 percent break and...
Scott Brown and the National Republicans

Scott Brown and the National Republicans

Nathaniel Loewentheil  02.16.2012
If politics is an all-contact sport, cynicism may be its rulebook. Even so, the recent hypocrisy of Senator Scott Brown merits a brief...
'This Is A Mess'

'This Is A Mess'

Roll Call  02.15.2012
Once again, it appears Speaker John Boehner might have overestimated his Conference’s willingness to support one of his legislative packages...
Scott Brown's Pledge To Keep Out Third Parties Written With Help Of Third Party

Scott Brown's Pledge To Keep Out Third Parties Written With Help Of Third Party

Ryan Grim  02.12.2012
WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren spent much of January hashing out a trailblazing agreement to limit the influence of outside...
Family Affair: Dick Durbin Aide's Spouse Lobbied For Illinois Company's Earmark

Family Affair: Dick Durbin Aide's Spouse Lobbied For Illinois Company's Earmark

Ryan Grim  02.11.2012
WASHINGTON -- An Illinois company has received millions of dollars worth of earmarks from the office of home-state Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)...
Reid To Republicans: 'Calm Down' On Contraception

Reid To Republicans: 'Calm Down' On Contraception

Michael McAuliff  02. 9.2012
WASHINGTON -- An exasperated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Republicans to "calm down" Thursday after they tried to offer an amendment...
Breaking the Cycle of Violence Against Women and Children: The Domestic Violence Judicial Support Act

Breaking the Cycle of Violence Against Women and Children: The Domestic Violence Judicial Support Act

Rep. Mike Honda  02. 9.2012
With the reauthorization of the VAWA before us, Congress must act to ensure that local justice systems are fully equipped to respond to...