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Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia sit for a new group photograph at the Supreme Court in Washington. September 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
April 3, 2014 | Blog

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

December 6, 2013 | Blog

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

Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance.
October 9, 2013 | Blog

A round-up of the best analysis of the arguments in the Supreme Court campaign finance case that many are calling Citizens United 2.0. Continue reading

After final vote were cast, members of Congress walk down the steps of the House of Representatives as they leave for a five-week recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. With few accomplishments in the divided 113th Congress, the next big battle is over the budget, the nation's debt limit and the possibility of at least a partial government shutdown.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 6, 2013 | Blog

Sequestration mandates made housing less affordable than ever. Congressional inaction will keep it that way.

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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

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 20, 2013 | Blog
Harry Reid has threatened to change Senate rules and subvert the silent filibuster used against presidential nominees.
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April 26, 2013 | Blog

It’s become clear that Congress rarely has the voter in mind at all, unless that voter’s a cash-laden heavy hitter with the clout to keep an incumbent on the leash. 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

January 25, 2013

Bill talks to U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) about the Senate’s costly giveaway to the world’s largest biotechnology firm. Continue reading

Mitch McConnell
January 25, 2013 | Blog
The filibuster reform compromise fell far short of the measures that many progressives hoped for.
The exterior view of Amgen Inc. offices is shown in Fremont, Calif., Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Amgen Inc. reports quarterly earnings Wednesday, April 21, 2010, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
January 25, 2013 | Blog

The Senate’s gift to biotech firm Amgen is a brazen example of the crony capitalism that erodes our democracy. Continue reading

January 25, 2013

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch describes “vintage crony capitalism” behind a sweetheart deal between the Senate and the world’s largest biotech company. Continue reading

July 19, 2012

In this web-exclusive video essay, Bill Moyers calls out politicians fighting tooth and nail to hide the secret of who really owns our democracy. Continue reading

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. June 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 17, 2012 | On Democracy

Thanks to their friends in the Senate, deep-pocketed campaign donors get to keep their masks on… for now. Continue reading

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. November 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 16, 2012 | Blog
The DISCLOSE Act would make it harder to anonymously spend money on political campaigning. It was voted down along party lines.
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