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Zach Carter

Progressive Senators Pressure Obama Not To Cut Social Security | Zach Carter | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive lawmakers led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday called for protecting Social Security and Medicare benef...

Laura Bassett

Dem Lawmakers Wish Women Were Still Bipartisan Issue | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Decades before lawmakers were debating access to birth control on the House floor, Republicans and Democrats actually agreed on issues s...

Jan Schakowsky: Joe Walsh Is 'An Embarrassment'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago

Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is no stranger to incendiary remarks and name-calling: but usually, they originate with him. Walsh was previously th...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Miffed Dems Are Crashing GOP Party | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- It's common to spot GOP politicians wandering around the Republican National Convention, talking to reporters and doing interviews in t...

Cole Stangler

Congresswoman Joins Factory Workers To Demand Bain Capital Stop Outsourcing To China | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Employees at an Illinois Sensata Technologies plant delivered a petition to Bain Capital Tuesday night, demanding that the private equity firm step in...

Mitt Romney's Desperate VP Choice

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

You have to wonder about the level of Mitt Romney's desperation to select Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate.

15 Members of Congress Speak Out: End the War in Afghanistan

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.

Protesters: 'Keep Your Mitt(s) Off Birth Control'

Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made an early Friday campaign stop at a restaurant in suburban Chicago and was greeted by several protes...

As the Old Guard Liberals Exit Congress, a New Breed Must Take Their Place

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.13.2012 | Chicago
Pearl Korn

Who will pick up the mantle of this unabashed progressive voice in the House? Who will stand in Dennis Kucinich's place and demand that our government do the right thing by the People and the other nations of the world?

Laura Bassett

Dem Lawmaker Blames Catholic Bishops For 'Confusion' | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Diana DeGette, co-chair of the Congressional Pro Choice Caucus, said that at least three of her progressive colleagues, whom she de...

Walsh, Schakowsky Spar Over Obama Job Record, Regulations

Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

In an interview preceding the president's State of the Union address Tuesday, two U.S. representatives from Obama's home state -- the fiery, unpredict...

Amanda Terkel

Former Blackwater CEO Threatens Congresswoman | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has been one of the harshest critics of Blackwater USA, the military contractor tied to a 2007 shooting in ...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Senior Arrested Protesting Cuts To Social Services: 'I'm Ready To Make Noise'

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

More than 1,000 senior citizens and their supporters marched from Chicago's Federal Plaza to the intersection of Jackson and Clark Street Monday morni...

Schakowsky Slams Romney Before GOP Candidate's Chicago Fundraiser

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

In what Chicago Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet calls "a tactic designed to turn off GOP primary voters," Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) sent a letter to...

Senator Endorses Change To Filibuster Rule

Wilmette-Kenilworth-Patch | Steve Sadin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Frustrated with Senate Republicans blocking a majority of 51 senators from passing President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act, Sen. Richard Durbin (...

Bank of America's Outrageous Debit Fee -- Another Reason to Break Up the Big Wall Street Banks

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Let's make Bank of America remember the old adage: "The pigs get fat and the hogs get slaughtered." Let's use their own greed to stoke the "Occupy Wall Street" sentiment that is -- quite correctly -- sweeping the country.

A Tax Plan to Rally Around: The Buffett Rule

Chuck Collins | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Obama has put forward a revenue proposal worthy of support and organizing. Progressives need to engage the media and our neighbors -- and dramatize the reality that a majority support increasing taxes on millionaires and corporate tax dodgers.

LISTEN: Congresswoman Says 'You Don't Deserve To Keep All' Of Your Money

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has drawn the ire of a number of conservative bloggers after comments she made about taxes on WLS Chicago's Don ...

Elise Foley

Jobs Plan Unveiled By House Progressives | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus released a plan on Tuesday that would create jobs, invest in clean energy and rebuild American infr...

Mr. President: This is What We Need

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

We need jobs. The monthly snapshot of the unemployed, (in August still 9.1 percent), tells only part of the story. Looking over a whole year, close ...

"A Deficit in the Books of Human Fortitude"

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

It is time Obama rose to expectations expressed in his inaugural address: "We must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America." Are you willing now to explain to the American people what the real deficit problem is?

Friday Talking Points -- Corporations Are People, Mitt?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Iowa straw poll is meaningless. The Republican debate last night in Iowa wasn't as meaningless, but will also soon be forgotten.

Jordan Howard

Schakowsky Bill Addresses Job Crisis | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced on Wednesday that she will introduce a progres...

Michael McAuliff

Poll: 80 Percent Say Tax Millionaires More | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may find a resolution to make the rich share more of the pain in debt-reduction "rather pathetic," but new survey data sugge...