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Poll: Terrible Ratings For Last Congress' Accomplishments

Poll: Terrible Ratings For Last Congress' Accomplishments

Emily Swanson  01. 4.2013
A huge majority of Americans say that the last Congress, whose term ended Thursday, accomplished less than usual, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov...
Congress in Contempt: Part 2

Congress in Contempt: Part 2

William S. Becker  01. 3.2013
The easiest reaction is to argue about who's to blame -- a conversation that dominated the responses to Part 1. Solutions are more difficult....
The GOP Congressional Circus

The GOP Congressional Circus

Chris Williams  01. 2.2013
Averting this "fiscal cliff" is the least of our issues. The incessant juvenile tactics being performed on a daily basis by the GOP need...
The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

Robert Reich  01. 2.2013
The battle over the fiscal cliff was only a prelude to the coming battle over raising the debt ceiling -- a battle that will likely continue...
What Did You Learn From the Cliff Debate, Dorothy?

What Did You Learn From the Cliff Debate, Dorothy?

Jared Bernstein  01. 2.2013
I don't mean to be a downer, but any relief you feel should be analogized to how much better you feel when you stop banging a hammer on...
Progressives Should Not Complain About the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Progressives Should Not Complain About the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Lenny Goldberg  01. 2.2013
On the substance, progressives should not cry "sellout" when the rich have had a permanent tax increase and the unemployed and middle-class...
Obama Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Obama Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

01. 1.2013
President Barack Obama weighed in on the fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress Tuesday, saying it's "just one step" in the effort to strengthen...
Congress in Contempt: Part 1

Congress in Contempt: Part 1

William S. Becker  01. 1.2013
We appear to be a masochistic electorate and Congress appears to count on it. Congress holds us in contempt. That's not likely to change...
Honey, We've Shrunk the Grand Bargain

Honey, We've Shrunk the Grand Bargain

Mohamed A. El-Erian  12.31.2012
Some were willing to settle for a "mini bargain." Instead Congress seems now to be working on a "micro deal."
Entrepreneurs on the 'Fiscal Cliff:' Get It Done

Entrepreneurs on the 'Fiscal Cliff:' Get It Done

John Arensmeyer  12.31.2012
Getting a bipartisan agreement on the fiscal cliff puts us on the path to a better future and will allow us to focus on finding smart,...
112th Congress To Make History As Most Unproductive Since 1940s

112th Congress To Make History As Most Unproductive Since 1940s

Amanda Terkel  12.28.2012
WASHINGTON -- As 2012 comes to a close, the 112th Congress is set to go down in American history as the most unproductive session since...
The Washington Secret (or Is It Washington Lie?): Don't Believe the 10-year Plans They Are Peddling to You

The Washington Secret (or Is It Washington Lie?): Don't Believe the 10-year Plans They Are Peddling to You

Greta Van Susteren  12.27.2012
What is going on now is simply Washington political drama to see who wins. This is not working on a problem and looking for a real solution....