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Why David Broder Is Wrong

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

The decision whether to investigate possible crimes connected to our interrogation programs is simply not a political one.

Karl Rove, Rupert Murdoch and Media Bias

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rep. John Conyers

In Thursday's Wall Street Journal, Rove says that I owe him an apology for allegations made about him regarding the U.S. Attorneys scandal. If anyone is owed an apology, it's the Journal's readers.

Rep. Grijalva Urges U.S. Pressure on Coup Regime in Honduras

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The Obama Administration still says it is working for President Zelaya's return, but so far it has not responded to the call from Hondurans for increased U.S. pressure on the coup regime.

Key Democrats Back BIO Industry Against Consumers to Delay Generic Medicines (Biosimilars)

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

Unlike for pharmaceutical drugs, there is no easy way to get FDA approval for a generic biologic product. Congress is considering an FDA reform to fix this, but it is being derailed by the BIO.

Conyers Ethics Probe Sought By Conservative Group

The Detroit News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A conservative group asked the House ethics committee today to investigate whether U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, possibly violated ethics rules a...

Strong Federal Law Brings the Hammer Down on Dogfighters

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

The flagrant disregard that dogfighters routinely show for society's norms was replaced by the snap of handcuffs and the slap of 30 or so arrest warrants.

Rove Deposed By Conyers Under Cloud of Secrecy and Harriet Meiers Was Deposed Last Month

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

The goal of the deposition was to probe further into the firing of nine US attorneys. Previously, the Bush White House, claiming executive privilege, had blocked any questioning.

White Committee Chairmen Hire Fewer Black Aides: Congressional Survey

Congressional Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Black aides are so scarce on some House committees that the Congressional Black Caucus surveyed the panels. Their conclusion: black staffers are most ...

As Rove Testifies About Firings At Justice, Why Did DoJ Fire Whistleblower?

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

New questions are surfacing about political intrigue at the U.S. Justice Department.

John Conyers' Wife Implicated In Detroit Bribery Case

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — City Council member Monica Conyers, the wife of a prominent congressman, sought political support from Baptist pastors and prayers fro...

Some Victory Against Ben Nelson -- Who is Next?

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Ben Nelson probably hates us right now -- or at least me. But that's OK, it was worth it. Here's what happened.

Jeff Muskus

Health Professionals Tell Congress They Want Single-Payer | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a long-awaited House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, health care professionals made it clear that they believe a single-payer system to be the b...

John Conyers: Obama "Becoming So Conservative Now That He's Got The Job"

The Michigan Messenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the Detroit Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, says it is time to repeal the 16-year-old ban on openly gay ser...

Condi Rice's Tortured Macaca Moment

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Rice's recent incident shows the prospects for what we might call a substantive Macaca Moment -- using YouTube and citizen media to scrutinize our leaders on the issues, not gaffes.

What if Instead of the Nuremberg Trials There Was Only a Truth Commission?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As some liberals make the case against a Special Prosecutor, the lawyers who fought for the release of the torture memos push back and explain why prosecutions are the only response.

Sam Stein

Lawmakers: Congress Will Investigate Torture, Bipartisan Support In Place | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The central debate dominating discussions of a possible investigation into torture by the Bush administration seems to have shifted sharply in the pas...

Ryan Grim

House Judiciary Committee To Hold Hearings On Torture Memos, Lawyers | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The torture memos released last week by the Obama administration will soon get a full hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. So, too, will the ...

Ryan Grim

As Report Shows Bybee's Torture Culpability, Conyers Says: 'We're Coming After These Guys' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bush administration attorney Jay Bybee, now a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals serving a lifetime appointment, crafted legal justifications...

Selling War: Struggling to Make the Case to Fight Terrorism, Again.

Vikrum Aiyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vikrum Aiyer

Obama's proposed tactics in the AfPak region have certainly been scrutinized, but truly vocal criticisms have maintained low decibel levels... until now.

Handing Out Awards from Hollywood to Capitol Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

We see cruelty and abuse every day in our work, and it's important to take a step back and celebrate the dedicated and compassionate people who are making a meaningful difference.

Is Your Representative Opposing Escalation in Afghanistan?

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Last week, some members of Congress sent President Obama a letter that urged him to "reconsider" his order deploying 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan. But the list of signers was awfully short.

Karl Rove, Sarah Palin and Tim Griffin Walk Into a Bar...

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Why did Karl Rove's right-hand man and special assistant to George W. Bush, under Congressional investigation for felony vote caging, come to Alaska over 20 times last year?

"Poster Boy" Of Immigration Enforcement To Be Investigated, Says He Should Be Commended

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

PHOENIX -- The Department of Justice is investigating "America's Toughest Sheriff." Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King sent a letter Tuesd...

A Reply to Congressman Conyers

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

It is time that Congress take responsibility for the cynicism this system has produced. It is not enough for good souls to insist on their goodness. A good soul must act to change a corrupted system.

John Conyers Tries [and Fails] to Explain His Opposition to Public Science Access

Michael Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Eisen

Rep. Conyers would have us believe that it is just a coincidence that his bill would erase a government policy vehemently opposed by publishers who have contributed to his campaigns.