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Pelosi’s political purgatory

Pelosi’s political purgatory

The petite woman in regal purple edged her way behind a raucous mob of reporters awaiting the next speaker of the House, a brutal midterm election behind her and an unclear future ahead. Attuned for four years to the comings and goings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, few in the press klatch noticed — and […]

Banks face Congressional wrath over foreclosures

Banks face Congressional wrath over foreclosures

Banks under fire over their foreclosure practices face twin hearings in Congress this week, at which they will come under renewed pressure to find ways to keep borrowers in their homes. The hearings on Tuesday and Thursday will include the first appearances by executives from major lenders like Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase since […]

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Progressive House Democrat Co-Chair Vows Democrats Won’t Roll Over to the GOP

In an exclusive interview, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), co-chair of the Progressive House Caucus, talks with New American Media Political Analyst and Huffington Post Contributor Earl Ofari Hutchinson about the group’s strategy in the new, Republican-controlled House. The interview was conducted by New America Media. THR: Many are not familiar with the Progressive House Caucus. […]

No Summers Love-In: New Book Paints Unflattering Picture Of Summers

In a soon-to-be-released book about the inner workings and turmoil that dominated the Obama administration’s first two years in office, one figure emerges above the others as a source for dysfunction on economic policy. Larry Summers does not earn a kind portrayal in Richard Wolffe’s upcoming “Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White […]

Robert Reich: The Failure of the G-20 Summit

The president emerged Friday from a meeting with the heads of state and finance ministers of the 20 biggest economies, in Seoul, South Korea, saying they had agree to “get the global economy back on the path of recovery.” But where are the specifics? The three-page communique that also emerged from the session brims with […]

Danny Davis Announces Bid For Chicago Mayor

CHICAGO — The race to replace Chicago’s longtime mayor took better shape Sunday as two more candidates joined a crowded field that also includes former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis and state Sen. James Meeks, the pastor of a Chicago megachurch, both formally announced their campaigns during a busy […]

Ken Blackwell: Getting Our Fiscal House in Order

On November 2, the American people sent a resounding message to Washington D.C. that the era of reckless spending must stop. We all know a Balanced Budget Amendment is vital to stopping out of control spending. That’s why Senator-elect Mike Lee (R – Utah) and I launched Balanced Budget Amendment Now. Actually passing conservative measures […]

Christof Putzel: Why I Smuggled Myself Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Christof Putzel is a Vanguard correspondent. As part of his investigation into the immigration debate, he crossed the border from Mexico into the U.S. on foot. Americans may be preoccupied by the economic hardships they face because of the Great Recession. Unemployment is stuck close to ten percent; poverty claims a larger share of the […]