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Mitt Romney's Desperate VP Choice

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

You have to wonder about the level of Mitt Romney's desperation to select Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate.

15 Members of Congress Speak Out: End the War in Afghanistan

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.

Protesters: 'Keep Your Mitt(s) Off Birth Control'

Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made an early Friday campaign stop at a restaurant in suburban Chicago and was greeted by several protes...

As the Old Guard Liberals Exit Congress, a New Breed Must Take Their Place

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.13.2012 | Chicago
Pearl Korn

Who will pick up the mantle of this unabashed progressive voice in the House? Who will stand in Dennis Kucinich's place and demand that our government do the right thing by the People and the other nations of the world?

Laura Bassett

Dem Lawmaker Blames Catholic Bishops For 'Confusion'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Diana DeGette, co-chair of the Congressional Pro Choice Caucus, said that at least three of her progressive colleagues, whom she de...

Republicans Vow To Stop 'Attack' By Obama

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans vowed Wednesday to reverse President Barack Obama's new policy on birth control, lambasting the rule that religious sch...

Walsh, Schakowsky Spar Over Obama Job Record, Regulations

Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

In an interview preceding the president's State of the Union address Tuesday, two U.S. representatives from Obama's home state -- the fiery, unpredict...

Amanda Terkel

Former Blackwater CEO Threatens Congresswoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has been one of the harshest critics of Blackwater USA, the military contractor tied to a 2007 shooting in ...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Senior Arrested Protesting Cuts To Social Services: 'I'm Ready To Make Noise'

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

More than 1,000 senior citizens and their supporters marched from Chicago's Federal Plaza to the intersection of Jackson and Clark Street Monday morni...

Schakowsky Slams Romney Before GOP Candidate's Chicago Fundraiser

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

In what Chicago Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet calls "a tactic designed to turn off GOP primary voters," Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) sent a letter to...

Senator Endorses Change To Filibuster Rule

Wilmette-Kenilworth-Patch | Steve Sadin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Frustrated with Senate Republicans blocking a majority of 51 senators from passing President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act, Sen. Richard Durbin (...

Bank of America's Outrageous Debit Fee -- Another Reason to Break Up the Big Wall Street Banks

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Let's make Bank of America remember the old adage: "The pigs get fat and the hogs get slaughtered." Let's use their own greed to stoke the "Occupy Wall Street" sentiment that is -- quite correctly -- sweeping the country.

A Tax Plan to Rally Around: The Buffett Rule

Chuck Collins | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Obama has put forward a revenue proposal worthy of support and organizing. Progressives need to engage the media and our neighbors -- and dramatize the reality that a majority support increasing taxes on millionaires and corporate tax dodgers.

LISTEN: Congresswoman Says 'You Don't Deserve To Keep All' Of Your Money

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has drawn the ire of a number of conservative bloggers after comments she made about taxes on WLS Chicago's Don ...

Elise Foley

Jobs Plan Unveiled By House Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus released a plan on Tuesday that would create jobs, invest in clean energy and rebuild American infr...

Mr. President: This is What We Need

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

We need jobs. The monthly snapshot of the unemployed, (in August still 9.1 percent), tells only part of the story. Looking over a whole year, close ...

"A Deficit in the Books of Human Fortitude"

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

It is time Obama rose to expectations expressed in his inaugural address: "We must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America." Are you willing now to explain to the American people what the real deficit problem is?

Friday Talking Points -- Corporations Are People, Mitt?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Iowa straw poll is meaningless. The Republican debate last night in Iowa wasn't as meaningless, but will also soon be forgotten.

Jordan Howard

Schakowsky Bill Addresses Job Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Michael McAuliff

Poll: 80 Percent Say Tax Millionaires More

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may find a resolution to make the rich share more of the pain in debt-reduction "rather pathetic," but new survey data sugge...

On 45th Anniversary, Medicare Under Siege

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Forty-five years since its inception, our national commitment to Medicare is once again being tested. We must recommit ourselves to strengthening and protecting it, now and for generations to come.

Elise Foley

House Democrats Launch Tour For Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

WATCH: Quinn Calls Former Opponent 'Scott Walker On Steroids'

Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

Last year, Pat Quinn narrowly won the Illinois gubernatorial race after a rather nasty campaign season. Though his approval ratings were grim and the ...

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.