President Barack Obama's controversial nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency was held up Wednesday afternoon by a Senate filibuster.
Filibuster is the opposite of prorogation: join the discussion
Live: Debate on back-to-work legislation for postal worker in Parliament
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) became a folk hero to progressives when he took to the floor of the Senate for nearly nine hours on Friday to speak against the plan to extend tax cuts for the wealthy...
Undue corporate influence over U.S. elections has been a serious problem in American politics, but this year's Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission made things worse.
The U.S. may no longer have to worry about a greedy, distant monarch. But it's still held in thrall to powerful interests that prize profit over individuals and their freedom.
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By Lindsay Beyerstein
A quick overview of the latest developments on the health care reform front in the US
Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket.
You will be shocked, shocked to hear that a Blue Dog Democrat who made a career out of undermining his own party is sucker-punching them on his way out.