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More Proof Conservative Supply-Side Economic Policies Do Not Work!

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Rarely do bureaucracies like the IMF admit error. In fact, the organization has long been criticized for pushing free-market oriented solutions which ignore local conditions.

Selling Out for Big Business: Business as Usual on Capitol Hill

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can't expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.

Congressional Research Service: Yes, Congress Can Defund Obama's Immigration Action

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says that Congress does have the ability to defund President Barack Obama's executive action on immigra...

Tom Pickering Interviews Henry Kissinger on America's Rebalancing Towards the Asia-Pacific

Ali Wyne | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Ali Wyne

Last Wednesday, the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. hosted the Sisco Memorial Forum, established in honor of the late diplomat Joseph Sisco....

Michael McAuliff

Study: High-End Tax Cuts Have Not Helped | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Congressional Research Service report that was reissued Thursday after Republicans complained about it before the elections still find...

Dems Laud Report That Puts 'Stake In The Heart' Of GOP Tax Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Thursday lauded an updated congressional report that suggested th...

The Debt Ceiling: A Manufactured Crisis

Harlan Green | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

The debt ceiling debate is a manufactured crisis. The drive by conservatives to cripple government spending, deregulate whole industries, and emphasize military power over social spending has only made us weaker overseas and at home.

Nick Wing

Read The Report The GOP Doesn't Want You To See | Nick Wing | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

The New York Times reported on Thursday that Senate Republicans applied pressure to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) in September,...

McConnell Complaints Quash Report Questioning Conservative Orthodoxy

The New York Times | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Research Service has withdrawn an economic report that found no correlation between top tax rates and economic growth ...

Dan Froomkin

Half Of American Households Hold 1 Percent Of Its Wealth | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The share of the nation's wealth held by the less affluent half of American households dropped precipitously after the financial crisis,...

Nate Willis

Bipartisan Duo Calls For Public Access To Hidden Reports | Nate Willis | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan congressional duo is calling for the American public to be given access to the same information that members of Congress ha...

Questions About Afghanistan, If Congress Cared Enough to Ask Them

Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

Were they the least bit interested in exercising any oversight at all into the war that American soldiers are still fighting and dying in -- and that Chinese bond buyers are still providing the cash for -- members of Congress wouldn't have to go very far to find some excellent questions.

Miles to Go

David Isenberg | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

The state of the U.S. governmental acquisition process being what it is, namely overwhelmed and under resourced, it has miles to go before we can sleep comfortably about U.S. tax dollars being used wisely.

Joy Resmovits

Duncan's No Child Left Behind Proposal 'May Face ... Legal Challenges' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

Does U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have the legal authority to move forward with a proposal that allows states to bypass school performance ...

Senate Sets Record For Travel Costs

Roll Call | Amanda Becker | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

The costs of overseas trips taken by Senators and their staffers jumped by about 20 percent last year, reaching an all-time high of more than $5 milli...

Some Federal Food Service Workers Make More Than State Governors

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

Despite the political power, governors aren't always the most well-paid government employees in their state. In fact, a recent report from the Con...

Senator Landrieu: The Apologist

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The Senate's most outspoken apologist for the oil industry is at it again. Sen. Mary Landrieu, recently declared that eliminating federal subsidies to the major oil companies would be a gross injustice.

Study Finds Big Gaps In Rules For Foreign Travel Disclosure

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional reports on foreign travel are essentially useless for determining where Members went, how much was spent and who traveled with the lawma...

Mission Impossible? Educating the American Public about Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to help educate the American public about health reform, person by person, from the ground up.

ACORN Is Back in the News, but News Still Gets It Wrong

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This week, the FBI arrested 25-year old James O'Keefe and three other men, charging them with plotting to tamper with phones in the New Orleans office...

Congressional Research Service Praises Lobbying Reforms Under Obama | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Critics across the political spectrum have lambasted the Obama administration's restrictions on lobbying as everything from a loophole-ridden politica...

Former Guantanamo Prosecutor Loses Job for Criticizing Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

orris Davis, the retired Air Force Colonel who served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo until 2007, has just lost his job for writing an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

Secret Service Spread Thin By Threats Facing U.S. Leaders

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An internal Congressional Research Service report says that the Secret Service does not that have the resources to deal with the unprecedented number ...

Morris Davis, Top Congressional Researcher On Afghanistan Fired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top congressional official who oversees research on foreign policy and defense issues, including the war in Afghanistan, has been fired from his j...

Up To 56,000 More Contractors Could Be Sent With Troops To Afghanistan

TPM | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Private contractors will make up at least half of the total military workforce in Afghanistan going forward, according to Defense Department officials...