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Bipartisanship and Other Urban Legends

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

If voters reject the Dems in November, it won't be because they legislated too far to the left, or to the right: It will be because they were outflanked by their opposition and didn't get to legislate at all.

Time to Dog the Dogs

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The most treacherous opposition to reform actually comes from within the Democratic Party itself, from so-called "moderate" and conservative Democrats, particularly the Blue Dogs.

Harry Reid Promises Republicans He'll Never Call Their Bluff

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

After watching this absurdity playing out in the stimulus debate, people are calling on Sen. Reid to make the Republicans follow through and actually filibuster legislation and show this spectacle to the public.

Journalist Amy Goodman Arrested/Released In MN (Update With Press Conference)

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Amy Goodman of Pacifica Network's Democracy Now! was arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota, while trying to free two of her producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddo...

Congress: The Roots of Obstruction

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The reputation of the Congress would be very different had the Republican minority and George Bush not orchestrated a systematic campaign of obstruction to bottle up any progress.