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House Democrats will play a key role in whether the Obama Administration can get a deal with Iran. Under the Corker-Cardin deal on the Corker Congressional review legislation, if a third of the ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 12:19 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Part Three! North Carolina Alabama and Minnesota Now we tackle Illinois. In the 2010 cycle, Illinois was one of two states, functionally, where Democrats controlled the process and actually took ...
by HoosierD42
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 05:56 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
During the House Democrats' retreat in Philadelphia yesterday, Obama berated House Democrats for criticizing him on trade policy: PHILADELPHIA – President Obama on Thursday asked wary House ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 408 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 07:39 AM PST with 138 Recommends
Here's the bellwether of Public Opinion , taking its toll on free-for-all Frackers ... Fracking Ban in New York Paves the Way for Other States by Wenonah Hauter, ecowatch.com -- December 18, 2014 [.
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Dec 29, 2014 at 07:22 PM PST with 35 Recommends
It’s mid-December and I should be looking forward to the holidays and a brand new year filled with promise. But I’m worried. It may not seem sensible, but I’ve actually been having trouble ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 09:33 PM PST with 9 Recommends
The Primaries will be held tomorrow, March 18th, in the Land of Lincoln (my home state). Before we go any further, there is one major change to the electing of our Lieutenant Governor to know about: ...
by JGibson
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 06:55 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Yesterday, a group of 27 House Democrats led by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Mike Quigley (IL-05), Rush Holt (NJ-12) and Raul Grijalva (AZ-3) held a press conference around the letter they sent to ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Above is the amendment that Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky tried to attach to a bill Republicans on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed Tuesday. The bill, [H.R. 3826, the Electricity ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 01:41 PM PST with 54 Recommends
There's a new farce in town, Susanne Atanus (seriously that IS her name. No jokes about that please. After all my real last name is Greatballsoffire) running against Democrat Jan Schakowsky and her ...
by agnostic
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM PST with 7 Recommends
On Thursday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence finished its markup of the FY14 Intelligence Authorization Bill. I would like to call your attention to two committee votes in ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 04:53 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Drone Victims Tell Empty US House Their Story; Is America Listening? by Rania Khalek, Truthout, November 1, 2013. Rep. Alan Grayson invited a Pakistani family to testify October 29 at the US House ...
by CIndyCasella
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 11:24 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Today, the House voted on the anti-student student loan "compromise" legislation that the Senate passed a week ago. Forget what the bill did? Here's a reminder (from my diary last week): ---- ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 04:33 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Cross-posted from Blue Downstate Most Illinois Democrats, whether they’re on Capitol Hill or in the State Capitol, apparently fear the prospect of having to face a primary challenge from the ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 08:41 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
I'll begin with a snippet from ABC's Jennifer Parker's exclusive interview with Obama on This Week in January 2009: "Well, right now, I’m focused on a pretty heavy lift, which is making sure we ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 09:42 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
It’s now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 09:56 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
House Speaker John Boehner calls Edward Snowden a “traitor.” The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, labels his brave whistleblowing “an act of treason.” What about ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
On Wednesday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) will hold new hearings into ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:22 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
I live in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, making me one of your constituents. If you vote to cut Social Security or Medicare, including "chained CPI," I will vote for someone else in your next ...
by Railfan
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:41 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here . Leading Off : • LA-...
by David Nir
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 05:00 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Last night I had the privilege to be Congressman Bobby Rush’s guest to the State of the Union address. I could not agree more with President Obama’s call to action on gun violence prevention.
by Robin Kelly for Congress
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 12:15 PM PST with 42 Recommends