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Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Following Tuesday's State of the Union address, in which he is expected to call on Congress to grant him greater leeway to negotiate a pair of corporate-friendly trade deals with Europe and Asia, President Barack Obama will enlist his Cabinet members to push for Fast Track trade authority on Capitol Hill. Fast Track would speed along passage of...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
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Just weeks after taking over both houses of Congress, the Republican party is...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Progressives celebrated on Wednesday as the U.S. House of Representatives...


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.