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The Capitol Rotunda looms over the statue of George Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, as the House and Senate resume work in Washington. President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 17, 2014 | Perspectives

These legislators sided last week with 22,000 millionaires over 40 million Americans with student debt. Continue reading

Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 3, 2014 | News & Notes

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A man walks past a flooded and closed Compromise Street in Annapolis, Maryland. Heavy rains and coastal flooding forced the closure of several roads in Maryland's capital city on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Capital, Joshua McKerrow)
May 29, 2014 | News & Notes

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Gender gap as Uni applications rise. File photo dated 12/10/11 of students wearing mortar boards and gowns after graduating as rising numbers of would-be students have submitted applications to go to university this year, but men are still far less likely to apply than women, official figures show. Issue date: Friday January 31, 2014. Young men are becoming a disadvantaged group when it comes to studying for a degree and urgent attention needs to be paid to the problem, according to Ucas. Within the next decade, the gulf between the numbers of men and women going into higher education could eclipse the gap between the numbers of rich and poor students studying at university, Ucas chief executive Mary Curnock Cook suggested. See PA story EDUCATION Students. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire URN:18842076
April 14, 2014 | Perspectives

Women are much more likely to have minimum-wage jobs than men and female-headed households are more likely to be poor. Continue reading

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

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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

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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

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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

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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

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