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“Is the U.S. at War Right Now?" and Other Questions

by Maryanne Magnier Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Editor's note: At a time when the United States is in the midst of its longest war ever, with no end in sight; when the president routinely and offhandedly spouts threats of war; when the military budget is higher than at any...

Will Congress use the budget to pass these damaging campaign finance rules?

As if Citizens United weren’t enough, members of Congress are using the federal budget process to open the doors to more money in politics.


3 Reasons To Run the Other Way from the Ryan Tax Plan

The Ryan tax plan would benefit the top 1% and severely hurt the poor. Here's what else it would do.


Senate to vote on PROMESA. But is this the way to help Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is in crisis. What should the U.S. federal government do about it?


Minimum Wage at $4.25 per hour?! This is not the help Puerto Rico needs.

Dear Congress: weren’t you involved in the making of this crisis?


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Mike Enzi

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Mike Enzi.Photo


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Mac Thornberry

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Mac Thornberry.


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Harry Reid

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Harry Reid.


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Chris Van Hollen

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Chris Van Hollen


Federal Budget Players Spotlight:John McCain

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: John McCain.