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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...

Dick Durbin: Sacrificing Social Security, Recovery?

Curtis Black | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind us, it's time to take a look at Senator Durbin's role in shifting the debate away from the jobs crisis and legitimizing attacks on Social Security.

This Is Our Moment

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

The stakes are too high now. Republicans have taken us to the brink of default, and it is already hurting our economy. Progressives know this is America's moment to lead. The deadline is upon us -- but so is the opportunity.

Michael McAuliff

Reagan Is Liberal Icon In Debt Debate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have a new icon these days: Ronald Reagan. That's because, unlike many Republicans in the House, the fiscally conservative ...

Elise Foley

Progressives Won't Criticize Obama For Proposed Social Security Cuts | Elise Foley | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Congress are largely holding their fire at the White House over reports that President Obama is considering deep Social...

U.S.-Pakistan Ties: More Guns and Drones Won't End Extremism

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

Since 9/11, the U.S.-Pakistan relationship has always been a prickly one, but the level of current distrust has risen to an all-time high. If we want to prevent extremism, the fix will not be found in more drone strikes.

Progressives in Congress: Immediately End Our War in Libya

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce call on Congress and the President to immediately end our war in Libya.

Leading Progressives in Congress Call for Sizable and Significant Afghan Drawdown

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

A significant redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan beginning next month would send a clear message that the United States does not seek a permanent presence in Afghanistan.

Elise Foley

Progressives Push For Job Growth On Tour (VIDEO) | Elise Foley | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus launched a tour Saturday to push for job creation, an attempt to combat the House Republican messa...

Battleground North Carolina: Midnight Madness & the Southern Backlash

Michael Carmichael | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

While there is a growing progressive trend supporting vetoes of radical right-wing legislation, there is a definite backlash against centrist, populist, Blue Dog-style Democrats in North Carolina and all across the South.

War Power Lessons From the 93rd Congress and Why Libya and Afghan Wars Must Be Unwaged

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As we continue to debate Libya's legality and draw down from Afghanistan, we should not so easily forget rationality. On Afghanistan, there is no longer a case for a continued and costly war. On Libya, the case has yet to be made in Congress.

Elise Foley

House Democrats Launch Tour For Jobs | Elise Foley | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats are launching a tour to call for good jobs for the working and middle classes, putting pressure on House Republica...

Republicans Keen to Kill America's Only Peace Agency -- Forever

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We need vital institutions in this country that have no political agenda and no partisan bias. USIP convenes the left and the right, the civilian and the military, the national and the international players.

Can The DNC and Our President Break Their Establishment Ties?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

For the DNC to become relevant again, it needs to truly embrace that spirit of "change" from 2008 and support some real Progressives for Congress in 2012.

"Gang of Five" Elite Deficit Talks Doing Disservice to Democracy

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We need an open budget process that keeps the interests of the broad majority of Americans front and center.The Congressional Progressive Caucus' budget proposal is the only plan in Washington that truly reflects the will of the people.

Libya Triggers War Powers Act Deadline This Friday

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

The War Powers Act, created after Vietnam to ensure checks and balances during wartime situations, limits the president's ability to commit armed forces to conditions that are not present in the case of Libya.

Why Dick Lugar Wants Drawdown; Why Defense Industries Don't

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Now, given Osama bin Laden's death, we must seize this moment to heal from the past harm done to our homeland and ensure that no further harm is done to our troops, by bringing them home.

Who's Budgeting for a Middle Class?

Heather McGhee | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Heather McGhee

For the first time, the majority of Americans believe that their children won't be better off than they are. If current trends continue, they're absolutely right. So as the lights are dimming on the American Dream, what are America's political leaders doing?

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?

De-Mystifying the Budget Debate

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

The White House and the Congress have completely sidelined the public in the budget processes. Numbers and plans are thrown around in order to obscure rather than clarify the choices being made behind closed doors.

A Vote on the People's Budget is a Vote on the Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A vote in favor of the People's Budget is a vote against the endless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, because the People's Budget would end the wars.

Why Progressive Budgets Are Really Centrist Budgets: Responding to Reverse Robin Hood Plans to Distribute Wealth to the Rich

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The Ryan budget would undermine economic growth and job creation for years and exacerbate ever-widening income inequality. Instead of these reckless cuts, job creation and strengthening the economic recovery must be our priority.

President's Deficit Plan Recaptures the Fiscal High Road -- Almost

Heather McGhee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Heather McGhee

We must admit that we will in fact need more spending to rebuild a middle-class economy. Here are some ways that policymakers can improve on the strong foundation the president set today.

Lucia Graves

Dem Rep To Obama: 'Act Like A Democrat' | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama needs to start acting like a Democrat, Oregon Rep. Pete DeFazio said earlier this week. Co-founder of the House Progr...

Can Jeff Sachs Get Us Out of Afghanistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

There are lots of folks trying to push back against the president's domestic austerity plans, and lots of folks trying to push back against the endless war in Afghanistan. But only Jeff Sachs has packaged these two together.