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Hurricane Irene: A Tragedy in Upstate New York

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Rep. Paul Tonko

We lost 17,000 acres of corn worth over six million dollars in one county alone from the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in my upstate New York Congressional District. Not surprisingly, some in Washington, DC are playing politics, even now.

Looking Behind the Numbers of House Afghanistan Vote

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

This week, The US House of Representatives failed to represent the majority of Americans who believe we should end the US led military occupation of Afghanistan.

A Credit Card for War, But No Cash for Teachers?

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Billions in investments for our children's future were cut from the war funding bill coming to the House floor, even though they are fully paid for and do not add to the budget deficit. This is fiscal insanity and a moral tragedy.

If Conservatives Are Serious About Fiscal Responsibility, They'll Oppose Afghan Funds

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

In funding the longest war in history, we are putting America further into debt with China and undermining our long-term sustainability as well as national security.

Will Zoe Loefgrin Vote $108 Billion For European Banks While California Goes Bankrupt?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How will Loefgin justify giving $108 billion in loan guarantees to European banks while her own state goes bankrupt? How will anybody?

Six Reasons to Love the Supplemental and Celebrate Progressives in Government

Heather Hurlburt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Hurlburt

There's a decent chance that, in future, members of Congress from all sides will lose the ability to push unpopular projects through by tying them to money for the troops on the ground.

Ryan Grim

Lieberman-Graham Amendment Removed From Supplemental | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jane Hamsher of is reporting that the Lieberman-Graham amendment to suppress detainee photos "is out of the conference report of the s...

Cost of War in Afghanistan: Over $172 Billion and Counting

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

When you factor in the projected costs of long-term military occupation, interest, and veterans' benefits, we're talking about a war that will cost close to $1 trillion.

Sam Stein

Dems Pessimistic About Iraq Funding Battle | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aides and advisers to congressional Democrats are pessimistic about their efforts to tie the approval of supplemental Iraq war spending to U.S. troop ...