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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...
Why Teacher Performance Pay Won't Work

Why Teacher Performance Pay Won't Work

Cristina Lara  11. 8.2012
If our congressmen and congresswomen can subject themselves to performance-based pay, then I believe we can have a more meaningful dialogue...
Congressional Inequality Champions Win Big

Congressional Inequality Champions Win Big

Sarah Anderson  11. 7.2012
Members of Congress who received good marks in an Institute for Policy Studies report card on inequality fared well in the election.
Can Religion and Politics Mix? Religious Candidates, Voters, and Religion in the 2012 Campaign

Can Religion and Politics Mix? Religious Candidates, Voters, and Religion in the 2012 Campaign

Lindsay Hoffman  11. 5.2012
A Gallup poll from June of this year asked; "If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person who happened to be _________, would...
Chuck Schumer Calls For Fiscal Cliff Fix In Lame Duck Congress, Higher Taxes For Rich

Chuck Schumer Calls For Fiscal Cliff Fix In Lame Duck Congress, Higher Taxes For Rich

Michael McAuliff  10. 9.2012
WASHINGTON -- The only responsible way to spare the middle class, cut the deficit and avoid falling off the rapidly nearing "fiscal cliff"...
The Dangers of Government That Doesn't Get Things Done

The Dangers of Government That Doesn't Get Things Done

Eric Black  10. 4.2012
Many on the right also claim to have the Framers on their side. The Framers feared a dictatorial government, goes this historical argument....
Democratic Dishonor Roll on Inequality

Democratic Dishonor Roll on Inequality

Sarah Anderson  10. 3.2012
In general, however, we found Republicans to be extremely loyal to the "1 percent." We gave 59 of them an F. The Dems' loyalties were more...
If You're Sick of Gridlock, Blame the Constitution

If You're Sick of Gridlock, Blame the Constitution

Eric Black  10. 1.2012
This little screed is the introductory installment in an ongoing series that will bravely seek to explore the connection between the news...
Dem Rep: 'The Tea Party Experiment Has Failed'

Dem Rep: 'The Tea Party Experiment Has Failed'

Politico  10. 1.2012
Time is up on this tea party Congress. House Republicans like to say that government should be run more like a business. I agree. If I...

2012 COUNTDOWN: It's All About What's Next -- Armageddon In Congress

Howard Fineman  09.28.2012
This election is unlike any other in recent memory. Despite a lot of huffing and puffing, it is not about grand ideological conflict in...