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Senate Conservatives Seize Veto Power

Senate Conservatives Seize Veto Power

Michael McAuliff  12. 3.2012
WASHINGTON -- In a move likely to spur more calls for filibuster reform, a group of conservative Republican senators is demanding that...
It's Hard for People to Believe It When Government Gets It Right

It's Hard for People to Believe It When Government Gets It Right

12. 1.2012
The safety net worked. While official poverty rates -- which exclude much of the value of the safety net -- increased from 12.5 percent...
Women's Health on the Fiscal Cliff

Women's Health on the Fiscal Cliff

11.30.2012
Access to health care for millions of women is on the line if Congress fails to act and the fiscal cliff's mandatory budget cuts take effect....

"Fiscal Cliff" Casts Shadow of Secrecy

11.28.2012
Just like the debt limit negotiations and super committee process that helped cause it, the so-called "fiscal cliff" of expiring laws is...
McConnell Calls Filibuster Reform A 'Bomb'

McConnell Calls Filibuster Reform A 'Bomb'

Michael McAuliff  11.27.2012
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) accused Democrats Tuesday of throwing a "bomb" into the Senate by proposing...
Two Thoughts on Navigating the

Two Thoughts on Navigating the "Fiscal Cliff"

11.21.2012
First, we can and should demand that the negotiations between Congress and the White House be done in front of C-SPAN cameras. Second,...
Winning the Defense Spending Debate

Winning the Defense Spending Debate

11.20.2012
As the budget debate becomes loud and vicious, we cannot allow liberals to hold the military hostage.
Republican Scam on

Republican Scam on "Not Raising Taxes": Why Democrats Should HOPE All the Cuts Expire

11.20.2012
No one should continue to indulge this fiction. Republicans have voted to raise taxes. Repeatedly. They just did it again in 2010.
Little Hope For Rewrite Of Expired Bush Education Law

Little Hope For Rewrite Of Expired Bush Education Law

Joy Resmovits  11.19.2012
In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on the promise that his administration would oversee the rewriting of the expired No Child Left Behind...
Fiscal Cliff Ignites Education Activism

Fiscal Cliff Ignites Education Activism

Joy Resmovits  11.14.2012
Juandiego Wade is worried. As vice chair of the Charlottesville City School Board in Virginia, he's responsible for the well-being of...
Paul Ryan Explains Crushing Defeat In Hometown Of Janesville

Paul Ryan Explains Crushing Defeat In Hometown Of Janesville

Melissa Jeltsen  11.14.2012
Former GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan opened up about losing his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin in last week's election, attributing...
Harry Reid Hammers Scott Brown Claims As 'Big Joke'

Harry Reid Hammers Scott Brown Claims As 'Big Joke'

Michael McAuliff  11.14.2012
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) scoffed Wednesday at defeated Sen. Scott Brown's chances of ever winning back...
Independent Senator Targets Filibuster, Works With Democrats

Independent Senator Targets Filibuster, Works With Democrats

Michael McAuliff  11.14.2012
WASHINGTON -- Maine's newly elected senator, Angus King, pledged Wednesday that he would push for filibuster reform as he announced his...
Charter Schools Rack Up Major Growth

Charter Schools Rack Up Major Growth

Joy Resmovits  11.14.2012
Twenty years after their creation, charter schools constitute the fastest-growing sector of American public education, according to a report...