Congress

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Jun 25, 2012

Fast and spurious: Obama and executive privilege

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
Obama flexes some power around an investigation and around immigration but what does all this mean for what is left of American democracy?
Blog
Jan 18, 2011

Weekly Audit: What will the GOP cut?

Lindsay Beyerstein
The Republicans won control of the House and picked up seats in the Senate in the midterm election on nebulous promises to slash spending and reduce the size of the federal government.
Blog
Dec 7, 2010

Weekly Audit: Tax cuts for the rich extended

Lindsay Beyerstein
Congressional Republicans and the White House struck an agreement in principle on Monday night to extend all the Bush tax cuts for two more years in exchange for extending unemployment benefits...

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