If any conference was in need of a disruption, it was the “Fix the Debt” roundtable held this morning in the bowels of the Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown Washington. […]
The fight to head off a so-called “grand bargain” that would end up being a grand swindle of economic recovery and opportunity for working-class Americans gets kicked up another notch […]
Though the balance of power in the House did not change significantly Tuesday, there is one noteworthy bright spot: As of midday today 10 of the 181 members who received […]
At least seven toss-up races in the House that will be decided Tuesday feature strong progressive challengers trying to unseat Republican incumbents who received zeros in this year’s TheMiddleClass.org Voter […]
Americans for Tax Fairness does a pretty devastating take-down of the group of CEOs who were at the New York Stock Exchange Thursday ringing the opening bell under the banner […]
Don't be surprised if Republican Rep. Paul Ryan works hard at tonight's vice presidential debate to counter Vice President Joe Biden's Scranton, Pa. working-class roots with his own small-town roots in Janesville, Wis.
The upcoming presidential debate on foreign policy will undoubtedly feature warnings from Republican candidate Mitt Romney that defense spending cuts from the Obama administration will compromise the nation's ability to defend itself.
Echoing the memo that Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps published Monday, I called on President Obama to offer a bold agenda on jobs and the economy on Tuesday night, one that would lay out specific contrasts to the empty suit of the Mitt Romney agenda and would inspire both the progressive ba
Democracy Corps distributed a polling memo Monday that put its finger squarely on a frustration among progressives with President Obama's campaign for re-election that had been simmering long before his disastrous first debate.
In the wake of an anemic jobs report that his Republican challengers are laying at his feet, President Obama could rightly respond that if he could have signed into law a jobs plan along the lines of what the House Progressive Caucus has proposed for the past two years, we would likely see 2 million...
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been all bluster and no action on China's cheating on trade, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said today, and the proof is in a bill that would address China's cheating that is currently languishing in the House despite broad, bipartisan support.
Republicans won't abandon the Obama's-gutting-welfare-reform lie, no matter how often it is discredited.
The latest edition of the Economic Policy Institute's "State of Working America" report, out today, documents in sharp detail what has been for the middle-class economy a "lost decade" in which working people have fallen behind.
At least one moderately good thing is coming out of the ideological sewer that is the House of Representatives these days: legislation that will require the executive branch to develop "a strategy to promote growth, sustainability, and competitiveness in the Nation's manufacturing sector."
The 2008 financial crash was accompanied by a stunning level of greed and disregard for the law by some of the leading titans of the financial industry. As a result, millions of people lost homes, retirement savings or were otherwise financially devastated.
With the elite conventional political wisdom so congealed around the idea that the federal government is broke, that our top priority must be to "cut the spending" without discussing the merits of the government spending we are told we must be eager to cut, and that we have to break the promises of ...
You are all too familiar with the myths and hyperbole the right uses to foist its debilitating austerity agenda on the general public — that federal spending is out of control and the government itself is too big, that our tax burden has become untenable (cue the waving "Taxed Enough Already" sign...
Conservative senators were set Wednesday afternoon to hold tax relief for 98 percent of Americans hostage so that the 2 percent of Americans who earn more than $250,000 a year would not have to pay an additional dime in taxes.
Congressional Progressive Caucus leaders Reps.