It's past time for the President to make the case for the kind of fundamental safeguards that were so visibly absent in Charleston. Failed government should not be this President's legacy.
The harm legalization would do to unemployed and under-employed Americans would come at the front end of immigration reform legislation.
Is there any way -- any way at all -- to end the Congressional gridlock in Washington D.C.? A silver bullet to break down the silos of rigidly held convictions that continue to stymy the ability of America's elected representatives to compromise and solve the country's pressing problems
Stories and events change so quickly that we sometimes forget the past, and therefore are prone to repeat it. Case in point: health care.
In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.
Before we begin this week's political wrapup, please be advised that President Obama's speech on reforming the National Security Agency won't be cover...
Last week Republican leaders Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor called for their party to address the issues of poverty. Yesterday, the House Repu...
Senate Republicans want to put the U.S. on a path to war with Iran. They'd like to use the Senate to blow up the president's efforts to reach a diplomatic agreement with Iran to prevent war. But Republicans don't control the Senate. Therefore, Harry Reid is a dictator.
Earlier this week, John Boehner said he would only bring an extension of benefits to a vote under two conditions: spending cuts to pay for them and "provisions ... to get our economy moving again and put Americans back to work." Sadly, the first condition is par for the course. But it's the second condition that really gets me.
This week marks two anniversaries. It's not only the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's declaration of the War on Poverty but also the 1,100th consecutive day of the Republican House of Representatives' refusal to vote on a single serious piece of jobs legislation.
Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! Part one of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it. We've got a lot to cover, so let's jump right in with no further introduction.
Mary Lowe of was laid off in February 2013 -- the first time in 31 years she hadn't been working. She described her unemployment insurance benefits as a lifeline for her family. But she is losing them after Dec. 28 because Congress failed to renew the unemployment insurance program before the holiday recess.
Pundits are saying this latest stinginess is probably going to hurt the Republican party next November if something isn't done in January. With the election 11 months away, that's cold comfort for people out of work.
Populism is nothing new in American politics. It usually garners momentum during times of economic tumult. At a time when the American political system is held in disrepute, there is a growing populist insurrection to challenge established incumbent politicians.
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Worst politician: There was no shortage of nominees in this category, as usual. Reince Priebus, Anthony Weiner, Trey Radel and crack-smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford all did their best to claim the title of Worst Politician, in fact.