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Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gives a thumbs-up at a rally. August 2012. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
March 24, 2014 | Blog

The conservative assault on food stamps — authored by Reagan, updated by Ryan — is really an attack on the middle class. Continue reading

The Empire State Building and large portions of midtown Manhattan are seen without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy. October 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
February 6, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the top two Republicans in Congress, talk about their lunch meeting with President Obama to discuss rising gasoline prices, at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 29, 2012.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 12, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

November 22, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

November 14, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

November 1, 2013

Bill takes on the Republican Party for their relentless attempts to kill the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

A "closed" sign is seen through the locked iron gate of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 3, 2013 | Blog

Uncle Sam, indirectly, is the biggest low-wage employer in the country. So what’s happening to the people who push mops in federal buildings and sell souvenirs at museums this week? Continue reading

A National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade to close access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 1, 2013 | Blog

Everything you need to know to understand the showdown in one place. Continue reading

The sun rises behind the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 29, 2013 | Blog

After the tea party catapulted House Republicans into the majority, 75 right-wing lawmakers wrote a letter to Speaker Boehner demanding that a vote to repeal the device tax occur “as soon as possible.” Continue reading

September 20, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers and Company this morning. Continue reading

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 28, 2013 | Blog

With news that the federal government will likely hit the “debt ceiling” in mid-October rather than in December, as had been previously predicted, we’re headed toward another contrived “fiscal cliff” crisis. Barack Obama has made it clear that he won’t negotiate over the debt limit. But because it will now be reached just a couple of weeks after the budget resolution deadline at the end of September, that’s only going to be technically correct. Continue reading

Still from 350.org video.
August 27, 2013 | BillBoard

350.org, an environmental activist group, suggests naming disastrous storms after the politicians who prevent congressional action on climate change. Continue reading

February 15, 2013

Bill spotlights Congressional leaders whose connections to deep-pocketed backers raise important questions about who’s really running our government. Continue reading

Ronald Reagan gives a televised address from the Oval Office, outlining his plan for Tax Reduction Legislation in July 1981.
Updated September 23, 2013 | Blog

The debt ceiling has changed over 100 times since 1944. You might be surprised which party has raised it more often. Continue reading

Mickey Edwards
November 8, 2012 | Group Think
The former congressman says the public and the party leaders need to make it clear that lack of compromise — not compromise — will be punished.
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