Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, Nov. 13, 2014. Read more... http://crooksandliars.com/2014/11/rand-paul-attacks-eeoc-nominee-how-do-you
Rand Paul showed his true colors once again during a hearing on the nomination for the the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
We need a political strategy that has at its heart the kind of clear, compelling, accessible messaging on the core economic issues that matter to low and middle income Americans that Elizabeth Warren is so good at projecting.
A woman broke into tears at a town hall event with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) during a discussion about President Barack Obama's plan to reduce Social Security cost of living increases.
We can understand why Republicans would take food out of the mouths of children, but why did Democrats join the parade?
I have been bemused for many years by the peculiar mindset represented by DC centrism. I have written about it a number of times over the years, in my book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Revolution-Best-America-Came/dp/0470395117">The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be</a></em>, and in many of my blog posts. DC Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it. For example, cutting Social Security, something 80% of Americans oppose, is a classic example of DC centrism. Another example is focusing obsessively about the deficit while ignoring new measures to create jobs, which is the reverse of what voters want the government to focus on. Bailing out, and now subsidizing, the Too Big To Fail banks is yet another example. And these 3 examples really just scratch the surface- there are so many ways that DC Centrism is different from what the centrist position of real voters is.
I have found it far more satisfying to be about helping working people through issue fights than in helping candidates -- who may or may not help them someday.
James K. Gailbraith talks to the Real News about the minimum wage. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced legislation that would raise the minimum wage by 35 percent, among other things, and would index it to rises in cost of living. CREDO
Democrats Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD) and Sen. Tom Harkin (Iowa) have come out with strong criticism of the bill that would extend the payroll tax holiday that was started in 2011. Hoyer says he will vote against the bill because it cuts pensions for
There's talk that the president and other elected officials will try to tap the Occupy Wall Street movement's energy to boost their campaigns. It's good to see the rhetoric finally moving in the right direction. Even better, now there's an easy
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