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.

GOP House fundraising off of Benghazi murders

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How fortunate for GOP House members that four Americans gave their lives to help GOP political campaigns.

Bill introduced to begin rollback of high Medicare drug prices

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Medicare recipients currently pay higher prescription drug prices than Medicaid recipients.

Anti-gay congressman’s gay son defends dad’s bigotry

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Matt Salmon, Jr. says his dad is “incredibly tolerant” even though he’s opposed to gay marriage.

(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.

ACTION: Call these Republicans to support Cancel the Sequester (HR 900)

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How to motivate House Republicans to cancel the Sequester (or vote No on a benefit cuts deal) — plus a list.

List of House “Progressive Caucus” members who voted against fiscal cliff deal

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These are your actual progressive heroes. You can count them without using your toes.

New Hampshire to be 1st state with all-female congressional delegation

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New Hampshire will become the first state in the nation’s history to send an all-female delegation to Congress.
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(Updated) Congress’ schedule & House GOP vote count for Boehner-Obama fiscal cliff deal

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Feel like making some calls to Repubicans to sink the Boehner-Obama deal? Here are some useful phone numbers.

(Updated) New action page to stop benefit cuts

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New senate contact page. Here’s all you need to stop benefit cuts in the House, Senate, or the president’s desk.
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Pelosi’s hand-picked DCCC chief seems to have a problem opposing Republicans

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Did Blue Dog DCCC chief Steve Israel lose Nancy Pelosi the Speaker’s gavel in 2012? Will he do it again in 2014?
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Nancy Pelosi to run again for Democratic House leader

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After much speculation, Pelosi to run again for House Dem leader, chooses Steve Israel to continue at DCCC.

GOP House hopeful mum on campaign manager’s incendiary, false tweets about Hurricane Sandy

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Campaign manager posted series of inflammatory, and false, tweets about dire situation in NYC during storm.
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