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Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source:

Holder: "It will not be a priority to prosecute patients with serious illnesses who are complying with state laws on medical marijuana."

Posted on: Oct 8, 2009, Source: The Nation

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann argues that Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are the new voices not just of the GOP but of America. Good luck with that.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009, Source: The Nation

GOPers are shocked that a Democrat has the nerve to call them out on their repeated health care lies and scare tactics. Rep. Grayson says get used to it.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

A new international program, established by the G20, to pressure countries with regard to trade surpluses and deficits would further erode democracy at the national level.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: The Nation

The "public option" was positioned as something akin to a consumer-protection initiative. Robust? Not hardly.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source:

The investigation into torture could be thwarted by a GOP counter-attack and an echo chamber determined to protect Bush and Cheney.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source:

Fifty-one percent of those surveyed for a new Washington Post-ABC News poll now say the human and economic cost of the war is too great.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2009, Source: The Nation

Without a public option, there is no real reform.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

This is what Obama's hastily-scheduled Wednesday night press conference was about. But he needs to do much more.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source:

As Cheney told ABC News: "I was aware of the program ... and involved in helping get the process cleared ... I supported it."

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source:

Disclosures about Dick Cheney's secret counterterrorism program has even cautious Democrats suggesting Bush's VP may have clearly broken the law.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source:

"And I don't think you will (have a complete meltdown)."

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source:

In a ruling Monday, the Court gave state and local officials new flexibility to 'opt out' of a key part of the anti-discrimination law.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source:

In a letter to president Obama, Sen. Russ Feingold issues a stern warning about his dangerously shifting positions on wiretapping.

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source:

Sotomayor's wide legal experience, especially on corporate and financial issues, along with her background make her a solid pick for the high court.

Posted on: May 14, 2009, Source: The Nation

While the health-insurance lobby has been welcomed to the roundtable discussions organized by Baucus, the nurses and their allies were told to leave.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source: The Nation

Rove and key congressional Republicans aggressively attacked the connection between pandemic preparation and economic recovery.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2009, Source: The Nation

As long as the former VP is on the interview circuit, why not invite him to Capitol Hill to explain these frightening allegations?

Posted on: Mar 24, 2009, Source:

Geithner's bank rescue may have perked up Wall Street but it's nothing new. They've already tried it in Britain and it's failed.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: The Nation

Obama's Forum on Health Reform was so narrowly focused and uninspiring that it almost made Hillary Clinton's bumbling efforts of the 1990s look good.