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Julian Brave NoiseCat

Native Children Are Facing A 'National Emergency.' Now Congress Is Pushing To Address It. | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

Robert Looks Twice grew up in a trailer with his grandmother, uncle and eight cousins on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Looks Twic...

It's Time To Try a Different Strategy with Cuba

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Sen. Byron Dorgan

A 50-year policy that restricted the freedom of the American people in travel and trade, hurt the poor people in Cuba, and gave the Cuban government an excuse to blame their failed economy on the has been the trifecta of foreign-policy bad judgment!

Immigration On The Concert Stage, Silver Screen & In The Legislature: Calle 13 @ Coachella, The Undocumented, How Democracy Works Now + Mercedes Sosa's Final Recording Session

Michael Vazquez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, a legend's final studio recording, a great day at Coachella, notes on heroic forensics and a decade and a half of failed immigration legisla...

The Mysterious World of DC Centrism vs. a Platform That Real Voters Would Like

Mike Lux | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.

Ryan Grim

Obama's Role In 2007 Immigration Battle Debated | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As a junior senator from Illinois, Barack Obama played only a minor role in the 2007 battle for immigration reform, but the experience i...

John Celock

Former Senator Pushing Against 'Hyper Super Charged Partisanship' | John Celock | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of former senators told the nation's state legislators Friday morning that Congress needs to work in a bipartisan fashion to addr...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: 25 Years Of Politicians Making Awkward Rap References | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

When President Obama went on a Miami-based radio show on Tuesday and name-dropped two prominent rappers, Pit Bull and Flo Rida, it showed his eagernes...

Paul Blumenthal

Auction 2012: How The Drug Industry Games Washington | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. When he first ran for president, Barack Obama...

How North Dakota Lost Its Clout in Congress

Al Eisele | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

For the last two decades, no state wielded more political influence per capita in the nation's capital than North Dakota, thanks to the three veteran Democrats who made up its entire congressional delegation.

Arthur Delaney

Outgoing Senators Join Law-And-Lobby Firm | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When he announced his plans a year ago not to seek another term in the Senate, North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan signaled he might like to head over ...

SIMON JOHNSON Choosing The Next Budget Director

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Earlier this week, Peter Orszag resigned from his cabinet position as director of the Office of Management and Budget. The Washington Post put out one...

Financial Reform at a Crossroads

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

If a bipartisan strategy is adopted on financial reform, both parties will declare victory and go home. Some of Obama's advisers think this is smart politics. They should think again.

Senate Democrats Push FCC On Net Neutrality, Vow To Protect It

Washington Post | Cecilia Kang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said he would take up legislation to protect the authority of the Federal Communications Commission over broadband ...

Sam Stein

Dorgan: Exxon Valdez Legacy Looms Over BP Liability Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lessons of the Exxon Valdez disaster have made members of Congress increasingly insecure about the promises made by BP to cover the total cost of ...

Will Gusher Trauma Lead Us to National Energy Goals?

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

We need to adopt a pioneering spirit that sees our vast landscapes at home as something to be mapped with new purpose. And that means committing to large scale renewable power.

Goldman Sachs -- It's About Bonuses

David Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

As a professional who spent nearly a decade in the fixed income division at Goldman Sachs in both New York and London, it pains me to watch the firm get dragged through the mud.

Jason Linkins

Byron Dorgan Slams Fellow Dems On FinReg Reform (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) took to the well of the Senate to introduce his amendment banning naked credit-default swaps. Along the way...

Army Decision to Deny KBR Millions in Bonuses Is Right Call, But Only a First Step

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

The decision to deny KBR millions in bonuses for its work in 2008 is welcome news, and is a significant change from the Army's past practice, but the Army clearly needs go much further.

Arthur Delaney

Greenpeace Demands Sen. Dorgan Not Arrange A Lobbyist Gig Before Term Ends | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Greenpeace demanded on Wednesday that Sen. Byron Dorgan not arrange a lobbyist gig before he finishes his Senate term. When the North Dakota Democrat...

Sen. Sanders Says Obama Is Putting His Credibility On the Line by Criticizing Wall Street, Pushing Bernanke

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

There's an increasing -- if still unlikely -- chance that enough rogue Senate Democrats will finally join with rank-and-file Republicans to vote down Ben Bernanke's renomination.

Dear President Obama: Time to Stop Letting Corporations Write the Health Care Bill

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The only real question this morning is, how more Democrats will lose their seats before they decide to stand up to the corporations?

Political Retirees: Who Are You Sorry To See Go?

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Wing and Michael Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

2010 is shaping up to be a year of political exits: Here is our list of House members, senators and governors who are retiring this year. Get Huff...

Retirements and the Establishment

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

If Democratic candidates on the ballot this year take up the anti-big bank banner, they will reap big benefits, because the anti-Wall Street movement is gaining momentum.

Ryan Grim

Doughnuts For Dorgan: Drug Reimportation Killed In Deal That Might Get Cheaper Drugs For Seniors | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and the Senate leadership can't whip up the votes necessary to pass a public option or even a Medicare buy-in compromise, but they did...

Ryan Grim

Pharma Deal To Be Tested On Senate Floor | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to allow a vote on re-importing prescription drugs from Canada as an amendment to the health c...