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Why a Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days for Immigrant Families

Tom Weis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Weis

As someone who believes all social justice issues are interrelated, here was a chance to take a stand in defense of families being torn apart by an immigration system that flies in the face of our nation's immigrant history, and the bedrock American value of justice for all.

Whited Sepulchers in the House

Kerry Walters | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Kerry Walters

H.R. 3102's sponsor, Oklahoma's Frank Lucas, is a Southern Baptist. Nearly all the House members who voted for his bill also call themselves Christian. Some of them do so loudly and often.

Sinful Pope Should Address a Joint Session of Congress

Christopher Cocca | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

The focus of his papacy is squarely on God's preferential option for the poor and on works of mercy, justice, compassion, and love as being at the heart of the Gospel and, dare I say, at the heart of Jesus.

GOP Plan to Beat Itself Up

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The party is so focused on wrangling that it has turned itself into a spandex-wearing professional wrestling cartoon character. Fighting is not what Americans want. They want peace and prosperity. Republicans need to get that message and get to work.

Report Finds High Job Satisfaction In Congress Amid Low Approval Ratings

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Members of Congress say they are happy with their jobs and feel fulfilled by the work that they do -- even as congressional approval ratings continue ...

GOP Rep Becomes Oldest Person Ever To Serve In House

Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

The ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS -- When Ralph Hall was elected to the U.S. House in 1980 at the age of 57, he had already served in the Navy in World W...

Despite Tea Party Takedown, Division Still Likely To Reign

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When the next Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer tea party-backed House Republica...

U.S. House May Vote To Close Chicago Locks Due To Asian Carp

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A showdown is brewing in Congress over whether to close shipping locks in the Chicago area in hopes of keeping the enviro...

As Senate Tables DREAM Act, Endangered Hunger Strikers Vow to Keep Pushing for Their Dream

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

University of Texas student Lucy Martinez watched from her wheelchair as the Senate moved to table the Dream Act today. The debilitated nineteen-year-old has passed the precarious 30-day mark of her hunger strike.

Gun Violence Victims Deserve "Do Something" Congress

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If there is one thing the new Congress and President Obama ought to agree on, it's that gun violence victims deserve their support, their leadership, and their determination.

Rangel skates

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Turning the Oil Spill into a Jobs Bill

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Think about this: what if this oil spill, as tragic as it is, provides us with the wake up call about how we power our world?

Armenia Genocide Resolution Approved: US House Panel Says Deaths Of Armenians Were Genocide

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Turkey, a key Muslim ally of the United States, angrily withdrew its U.S. ambassador Thursday after a congressional committee appro...

Joe Wilson, Rob Miller House Race Is Among Best Financed

McClatchy | James Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Wilson and challenger Rob Miller raised more than $626,000 combined in the last quarter of 2009, sharply down from their third-...

Mark Foley: Disgraced Former GOP Congressman Makes Radio Debut

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley began his new career on a Florida political talk radio, three years after a lurid scandal ru...

Obama Presses Hard to Unite Dems on Healthcare and Slaps Down Republican "Demagoguery"

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

The President's speech was so powerful it probably sent many of the nation's health insurance industry robber barons into economic cardiac arrest.

"Republicants" Deny the Sky is Falling

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are terrified of the stimulus because if it works, then Americans will think good thoughts about government action and spending.

This Moment Screams for Boldness, Not Piddling Plans During Obama's First 100 Days

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

This moment during which the nation is suffering great economic peril pleads for political valor. This moment screams for boldness.

Local House Members Want Revised Bailout Plan

Southtown Star | Elisabeth Kilpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the financial bailout package Monday, plenty of opposition came from the Southland's representatives, ...

Debbie Cook and Larry Kissell: Two Progressive Democrats for Congress

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

These contests will help determine whether the party can hold off Republicans' attempts to seize back control of Congress, or add seats to the Democratic majority they gained in 2006.