Washington (135)

Senators have a disincentive for getting rid of the anti-majoritarian rule: It gives them more power

Friday, 25 January 2013 16:46

What’s the point of the Senate?

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After more than a year of fighting for real reform, it will still take 60 votes to pass just about anything

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 22:18

Hillary faces down the angry men

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From simpleton Ron Johnson to delusional Rand Paul, GOP senators swung at the Secretary of State and hit themselves

Friday, 11 January 2013 18:55

The Inconvenient Truth About Jack Lew

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I suppose that he can’t be much worse than Timothy Geithner, but that should be scant cause for cheer over the news that the president has nominated Jack Lew as Treasury secretary. Both championed the financial deregulation craze of the Clinton administration, and both are acolytes of Robert Rubin, the former Clinton Treasury secretary who unfettered Wall Street greed and then took his own considerable cut of the action.

he failure of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to stand up to President Obama on many vital matters of principle is one of the most important – and least mentioned – political dynamics of this era.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 19:15

Obama Appoints Dr. Drone to Head CIA

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Pres. Obama just made a hideous appointment.

The "fiscal cliff" bill, which split House Republican leadership, also saw opposition from Dems in both chambers

It couldn't buy them the White House, but Republicans have super PAC cash to thank for their House majority

Lobbyists are gearing up for a fight over a possible Warren appointment to the Senate banking committee

Monday, 19 November 2012 19:45

Big Banks vs. Elizabeth Warren: It's On (Again!)

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The fight between the financial industry and Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren heats up again over her possible nomination to the Senate Banking Committee.

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