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Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
With legislation to speed up congressional approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership and other corporate-friendly trade deals on the verge of being introduced in Congress, a coalition of elected officials, labor unions, and environmental groups gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to voice their vehement opposition to such a bill. The...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has indicated that sufficient bipartisan support...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"Congress is on the path to creating a permanent class of Americans who never have to work or pay taxes," warns Scott Klinger, with the Center for Effective Government. (Photo: Justin Eason/cc/flickr)
In another boon for U.S. billionaires, Congressional Republicans are planning...


Most cringeworthy moment of a too-often cringeworthy Congress, ever: The pallid churlish leaders of the House and Senate forced by circumstance - a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King - to hold hands and join in an excruciating, swaying, bumbling rendition of "We Shall Overcome." Mitch McConnell wins the Deer In Headlights Award, by a graceless hair. Maybe one day we'll overcome these people. Here's Pete Seeger, doing it right.