Henry Waxman will support Chained CPI in trade for “things we want”

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Henry Waxman will sell out Chained CPI. How did we find out? A reader asked him — and then reported back.

Making the NRA toxic — The Bad-Dem Senate pushback has begun

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DC residents: Today is “March on K Street” day with giant NRA paychecks. Fun for the whole family. Details insid
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One way to blackmail progressives in office — put a hostage in the bill

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Neoliberals love offering hostage-filled choices. Progressive are prone to say No. Grayson on hostages in bills.
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(Updated) Climate-criminal Senate Democrats: A Keystone pipeline vote list

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The Keystone Pipeline got a symbolic vote in the Senate. It passed with 17 Dems voting Yes. Here are the names.

Is DCCC chief Steve Israel telling House Dems to vote against Dem budgets?

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And once-lauded “bold progressive fighter,” Ann Kuster (D-NH-02) brags about voting with Boehner 100% so far.

(Updated) House Ag committee Dems vote to deregulate derivatives

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Seven Democrats on the House Ag committee voted to turn the clock back to 2006 on derivatives regulation.
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ACTION ALERT: Which Democrats to call to head off a bad sequester deal

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Help us make sure that House Democrats sink any sequester deal that contains benefit cuts.

Obama: Social Security & Medicare cuts are “very much (back) on the table”

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He’s playing hardball with us, folks, about cuts to Social Security. Can we not at least return the favor?

The Clinton economic era was not a Democratic golden age

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If you think the Dems bring economic gold, read this.
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Is the Democratic Party still the “lesser evil”? If so, in what sense?

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To answer this, to separate “rights” policies from economic policies, then decide.
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Gaius on Ring of Fire: “How to build a powerful sustainable progressive movement”

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It will take courage to enter the next phase of progressive movement engagement. Listen to hear what kind.
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Filibuster Reform vote Jan. 22: Keep calling senators

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“Merkley joined NM Sen. Tom Udall & IA Sen. Tom Harkin to officially roll out the possible filibuster change

House progressives who voted YES on fiscal cliff deal

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A list of House Progressives most likely to be arm-twisted when Chained CPI comes up again—in two months.
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