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Paul Ryan, Chris Van Hollen, Tom Price, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, presides over a markup session where House Republicans are crafting a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on transportation, health care programs for the middle class and the poor, food stamps and other domestic initiatives, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is flanked by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., right, the committee's ranking member, and Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 27, 2014 | Perspectives

The Republican from Wisconsin has downloaded some populist rhetoric to go with his “kinder, gentler” talk about poverty. But his populism is not the real thing. Continue reading

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bids farewell to State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. 1, 2103, before departing the State Department for the final time as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 8, 2014 | Blog

It’s the Democratic Party’s own fault that voters struggle to distinguish it from the Republican Party. Continue reading

Lyndon Johnson in his State of the Union message on Jan. 8, 1964.
May 23, 2014 | Perspectives

Like the New Deal before it, the Great Society changed the way Americans thought about the relationship of the government to the economy. Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 | Blog

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

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

On both ends of the equation lowering the age of eligibility for retirement would help the economy. Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 | Blog

A new proposal would increase Social Security benefits for seniors struggling to pay bills. Continue reading

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Reid said he plans showdown vote on gun control on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 25, 2013 | Blog

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

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October 23, 2013 | Blog

Some Republican governors are now saying that the Obamacare provision makes good fiscal sense for their states. Continue reading

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October 1, 2013

House Republicans were willing to shut down the government over Obamacare. We take a look back at other critics and roadblocks to social programs that are popular today. 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

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)
July 25, 2013 | Blog

Norm Ornstein writes that Republican efforts to stop Obamacare at all costs are unprecedented and contemptible. Continue reading

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 10, 2013 | Blog

The buying and selling of “political intelligence” is a growing industry that some say should be regulated like lobbying. Continue reading

Bernard Weisberger
November 13, 2012 | Group Think
The historian argues that Obama's re-election is not a true victory for progressives, but there are other things worth cheering about.
FILE - In this May 16, 2012 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, long opposed President Barack Obama's remake of the health insurance market. After President Obama won re-election, the Republican governor softened his tone. He said he wanted to "have a conversation" with the administration about implementing the 2010 law. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
Updated August 15, 2013

See which governors with high numbers of uninsured constituents opted out of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, and which — like Florida’s Rick Scott — reluctantly jumped on board. Continue reading

Elda Cook of the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in Akwesasne, N.Y. has her blood pressure checked by volunteer Susan Jones. May 2007. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
September 11, 2012 | Blog
In the last five years of their lives, many seniors spend all of their assets covering health care costs — and they're on Medicare.
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