Liberal Democrats want to fix Social Security by raising taxes

House progressives say that it's not enough to protect existing entitlement benefits. They also want more taxes to help shore up these programs' long-term finances.


Lawmakers ask Obama for religious diversity summit

Nearly 40 members of the U.S. House, among them Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Muslims, sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday (July 17) urging him to convene a “Religious Diversity Summit” and do more to fight discrimination against religious minorities.

Keith Ellison: In defense of Muslim Americans

You're emotionally dead if you feel nothing, not even a pang of empathy....


Meet some members of the House apocalypse caucus

(Carlos Osorio / AP)

On Capitol Hill, they are the apocalypse caucus. Twenty lawmakers, from both parties, who calculate that the best way to fix government is to act as if you wouldn’t mind if it burned down.

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Occupy D.C.’s newest hunger striker: Congressman Keith Ellison

A week after three Occupy D.C. protesters began a hunger strike for District of Columbia voting rights in Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison has joined their ranks.

Obama’s claim that ‘every member of Congress’ was briefed on telephone surveillance

(Kevin Lamarque / Reuters)

FACT CHECKER | Obama may have leaned a bit forward when he asserted that “every member” of Congress was briefed.