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John Conyers

The Latest Bank Bailout: Does Too Big to Fail, Mean Too Big to Govern?

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Are we still a government of the people, by the people and for the people or have the banks foreclosed on that as well?

Elected Officials, VIPs and Grassroots Slam Drug War on 40th Anniversary

Tony Newman | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Tony Newman

June 17 will mark forty years since President Richard Nixon officially declared a "war on drugs." A trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs has proven to be a catastrophic failure.

At Long Last, House Debates and Votes on Libya War Powers

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The War Powers Resolution was in part designed to address exactly this situation: an unauthorized war which Congress has not acted to stop.

Elise Foley

House Republicans Demand Rationale For Intervention In Libya | Elise Foley | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will allow two votes on Friday against the president's actions in Libya: a resolution written by Rep...

Asserting War Powers, House Moves to End Afghanistan, Libya Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Voting on amendments on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the House of Representatives took action to hasten the end of the wars in Afghanistan and Libya.

Can the Congressional Progressive Caucus Become Relevant?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Can the CPC assist the President and our country by becoming a sane, clear voice on the issues that truly matter? And will our suddenly popular-again President hear them?

The War in Afghanistan: A Burden Taxpayers Can't Afford

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

No one likes to pay taxes, but most Americans understand our country is stronger because we collectively fund our national priorities. But we shouldn't be asking constituents to sacrifice unnecessarily for a counterproductive war.

Conyers: Congress Should Bar U.S. Ground Troops From Libya

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

It's far from inconceivable that we could find ourselves at a fork in the road in the future, as many do not believe the goal of forced regime change in Libya can be accomplished without ground troops.

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

We are still saddened today at the senseless loss of life in the Triangle fire. We are still galvanized by the call for workers' rights in its aftermath. But I'm also struck by those who refuse to learn the lessons this tragedy can teach us.

Republican Budget Bill Destroys Jobs and Puts Americans at Grave Risk

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

The fight is not over. As this bill, filled with sweeping cuts, goes to the Senate, we will continue to push back the GOP's efforts to hurt the most vulnerable and needy citizens.

Our Unsafe Healthcare System Is The Issue, Not Caps on Tort Settlements

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

A little-noticed proposal in the President's budget managed to squeak by without a ripple in the media, or comment from savvy political pundits and progressive activists.

Hold Fast to King's Dream

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

On April 4, 1968, a shot rang out in the Memphis sky and Martin Luther King Jr. fell silent. But King's message of one America, undivided by race, would not die.

Conyers, McKeon: Petraeus Must Testify on Afghanistan Review

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

People rightly complain that there is not enough reporting about Afghanistan policy. Put Petraeus on the witness stand; I guarantee the press will come.

Amanda Terkel

Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Wants Gen. Petraeus To Testify On Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's the rare issue that unites Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), but the call for Gen. David Petraeus to testify...

Giving the Gift of Water to the Neediest This Holiday Season

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As Americans gather together this holiday season, what will likely go unconsidered is an appreciation for the access to two basic necessities that many of us take for granted: water and adequate sanitation.

BUSTED! Top Dem House Member Caught Reading Playboy On Airplane

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It takes a bold person to openly read an adult nudie magazine in public, especially on an airplane where tight confines often leave neighboring passen...

Critics Blast Obama On Faith-Based Hiring Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A day after ordering a host of changes to the White House's faith-based office, President O...

The House Is Duty-Bound to Bring Articles of Impeachment Against Clarence Thomas

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The evidence is compelling that Thomas perjured himself in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his court confirmation hearings in 1991.

Dems Come Alive!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Just four weeks until the midterm elections and I'm starting to feel that maybe, just maybe, Democrats will prevent an All Souls Day Massacre. And if the Dems escape death's door, they had better not let this nonsense happen again.

Testimony From Comedian Gallagher Outrages Subcommittee on Agriculture

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Lawmakers are still incensed over yesterday's appearance by prop comedian Gallagher before a House Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture.

Fannie Mae Must Stop Bankrolling Lawsuits Against Underwater Homeowners with Our Money

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

What do the American people get for investing $86 billion and owning an 80 percent share in Fannie Mae? Have many millions of homeowners who are delinquent on their Fannie mortgages been helped?

Feinberg Let BP Go Back On Its Word to Compensate "All Legitimate Claims"

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As we remember the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I strongly urge Ken Feinberg, the Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, to reverse his decision not to pay victims' mental health claims.

Google, Facebook Privacy Practices Prompt Investigations, Conyers Asks Companies To Cooperate

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Was Alberto Gonzales Vindicated or Did Our Democracy Dodge a Bullet?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Integrity is what is needed in our top law enforcement officials, and that is what was so lacking in Alberto Gonzales. The Dannehy report as vindication? I think not.

Dan Froomkin

Critics Say Deficit Commission Is Too Secretive | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's deficit commission is supposed to be helping establish some sort of national consensus on how to keep the nation's debt manageable i...