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What's the 'Chained CPI,' Why It's Bad for Social Security and Why the White House Shouldn't Be Touting It (VIDEO)

Robert Reich | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

2013-04-04-Screenshot20130404at2.36.32PM.jpgDemocrats invented Social Security and have been protecting it for almost 80 years. They shouldn't be leading the charge against it.

Zach Carter

Aaron Swartz Prosecutor Sanctioned For Aggressive Tactic | Zach Carter | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, under fire over her office's aggressive prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, was admonished by a f...

Charlie Rangel's an Embarrassment, But the GOP's Corruption Is Far Worse

Devona Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Devona Walker

The Democrats -- far from perfect or beyond criticism -- are nothing when compared with Republicans when it comes to scandals and embarrassments. The problem is Americans have Reality TV short memories.

Rep. Peter Welch to make BP Put "Its Money Where Its Mouth Is"

Rep. Peter Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Peter Welch

BP has finally acknowledged what the American people have been saying for weeks: It must take responsibility for its reckless conduct, clean up the Gulf and compensate the countless victims of the disaster it caused.

Senate Republicans: Filibuster Everything To Win In November?

McClatchy | David Lightman | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are using the filibuster to limit and often derail Democrats' initiatives, paralyzing the Senate and making it nearly...

Ryan Grim

Liberal Groups Pressure Congress On Foreclosure Bill (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liberal advocacy groups, including and Brave New Foundation, are upping pressure on Congress over the next few days to act on a foreclosure...