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Meet The 88 Democrats Who Just Voted To Enable Racial Discrimination In Car Buying

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

So that happened. This week, the House of Representatives voted to help banks and car dealerships discriminate against customers of color. And it wasn...

Real-Life Frank Underwoods

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Frank Underwood is known for deceiving people into acting against their own best interests. (We'll miss you, President Walker.) Now we learn that this trait may extend to the series which features him.

Democrats' Plan Would Benefit Middle Class, Target Rich

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic congressional leaders plan on Monday to unveil proposed legislation to boost the middle class by givi...

Jason Linkins

White House And Congressional Democrats Spin Through Another Cycle Of Psychodrama | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

How to solve a problem like the White House relationship with Congress? And why should I be involved -- aren't these people supposedly adults? These a...

Congressional Democrats Making Huge Mistake Targeting Hate Speech

Alan Colmes | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Alan Colmes

Democrats Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Hakeem Jeffreys of New York want to clamp down on what can be said on radio under the rubric of "hate speech," and it's a terrible idea. Government should stay as far away from broadcast content as possible.

Obama's Choice and How It Impacts Congressional Democrats

Chris Wilson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Wilson

From a policy perspective, it probably doesn't matter what the heck Obama says in his State of the Union address. But there's still politics, and that's where this gets interesting.

There Are Few Congressional No Brainers -- This is One

Angela Jamene | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Angela Jamene

HR 1981: Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013 is not getting a lot of press. I believe that is partly because of how few kno...

Pay Equity for Women Opposed by Entire Texas Republican Congressional Delegation

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Pay inequity is an outrage committed against women of all demographic groups. What most people do not know is that the hardest-hit of those who suffer pay discrimination may well be Hispanic women.

Dems Urge Supreme Court To Strike Down Part Of DOMA

AP | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than 200 congressional Democrats are urging the Supreme Court to overturn a key provision of the federal law against gay marri...

Democrats Reintroducing Assault Weapons Ban

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month'...

Ryan Grim

Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to town, new members of Congress. Now hit the phones. For an incoming member of Congress still basking in the glow of electo...

Size Matters: Is Obama's Second Term Agenda Big Enough? It's Not Just About Talk -- It's About Performance

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

For the most part, the Democratic and Republican Parties don't disagree on goals. But goals aren't an agenda. When it comes to a mandate, size does matter.

Romney Video Provides Opening For Democrats

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats running for the House and Senate are pouncing on Mitt Romney's remarks that nearly half of all Americans think they are "...

Unlikely Dems Gear Up For Tough Fights

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Rep. Lois Capps of California and other vulnerable House Democrats, a string of successful re-election bids and double-digit ma...

Give Me Back My Money, I'll Make Something Happen

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

You can argue tax policy until you're blue in the face, as well as income inequality. But the first steps in the development of a government besides finding an even-handed way it can govern fairly, is to govern itself without greed, corruption and selfishness.

Nancy Pelosi 'Wants To Leave' Congress 'Right Now,' Says Daughter

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Nancy Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami disputed Alexandra Pelosi's claim on Thursday in a statement to Politico. "This may be wishful thi...

Alexander Eichler

'Occupy The SEC' Scrutinizes Volcker Rule For Loopholes | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A handful of protesters at Occupy Wall Street are doing what the authors of a complex piece of financial legislation may have hoped no one...

Mike Sacks

Justice Clarence Thomas Feeling More Heat | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) is turning up the heat on Justice Clarence Thomas based on new information that builds upon previous repo...

Ryan Grim

Bill Clinton Gets Into Financial Business | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton is teaming up with a top aide, a former State Department envoy, and Tony Blair to start a private equity f...

Jordan Howard

Voters Don't Like Either Party | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For politicians of both parties, the hits keep coming. Two new polls this week provide more evidence that, heading into the 2012 electi...

Jason Linkins

The Next Obstacle For The American Jobs Act: Congressional Democrats | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

In my recent discussions on passing the American Jobs Act, it seemed clear to me that President Barack Obama was working to create an environment in which the GOP leadership, seeing that job creation was in their best interests, might become amenable to bargaining, as opposed to obstruction. A pretty dicey gamble, considering how well obstruction has worked out for the GOP electorally! Of course, what I should have considered is the first major obstacle the bill would face would actually come in the form of intra-caucus undermining from the Democrats themselves.

The Goons of August

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The United States has been rendered ungovernable except on the extortionate terms of the far-right. For the first time in modern history, one of the two major parties is in the hands of a faction so extreme that it is willing to destroy the economy if it doesn't get its way.

Can the Constitution Prevent Debt Ceiling Catastrophe?

Todd Brewster | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Todd Brewster

Truth is, no one knows quite how to understand the fourth section of the Fourteenth Amendment since there is no doctrine to consult. The Supreme Court has not addressed the issue.

"But We Promised!" Says the GOP

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You made commitments to your constituents, and they made commitments to their constituents. You promised to do X, and they promised, in many cases, to do Not-X. Now what?

The Three Wings of the Republican Party

Drew Westen | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Both the president and Congressional Democrats are making the same mistake Democrats chronically make: When the going gets rough, adopt GOP talking points. Unfortunately, that's bad politics and bad policy.