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Signaling intent, Dem lawmakers offer gun control bill

01/03/13 02:40PM

Two leading gun control supporters in Congress are using the first day of the new session to introduce a ban on high-capacity magazines. Though the measure is unlikely to pass the GOP-controlled House, the move is a sign that gun-control advocates are determined to press their cause in the wake of last month’s Newtown, Conn. school shootings. read more

Fiscal fight a fairness step forward

Fiscal fight a fairness step forward

01/02/13 07:00PM

A deal has been reached on the fiscal cliff, and for the first time in two decades taxes are being raised on the wealthy. During the fight, President Obama forced the Republicans to raise taxes on those earning more than 400 thousand dollars a year... watch

Compromise threatening to tear GOP apart

Compromise threatening to tear GOP apart

01/02/13 07:00PM

The compromise over the fiscal cliff is causing a fight within the Republican party. Speaker John Boehner finds himself at the center of the battle, and faces a vote Thursday to see if he keeps his job as speaker. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Nia... watch

Christie unleashes on Boehner as Sandy aid...

Christie unleashes on Boehner as Sandy aid stalls

01/02/13 07:00PM

60 billion dollars in relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy was tabled after Speaker John Boehner cancelled a vote on the bill. New Jersey governor Chris Christie came out with a massive attack and blamed Boehner and the Republicans for playing... watch

Right-wing not apologizing for Clinton...

Right-wing not apologizing for Clinton conspiracy

01/02/13 07:00PM

Some on the right were accusing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of using illness to avoid testifying about Benghazi, and are now refusing to apologize after she was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a blood clot. Rev. Al Sharpton explains. watch

The fight ahead in 2013

The fight ahead in 2013

01/02/13 07:00PM

In a video released Wednesday, President Obama explained some of the battles ahead in the new year. Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post, and Dr. James Patterson of Lehigh University discuss how some of the fights may play out. watch

The fight is just beginning

The fight is just beginning

01/02/13 07:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on the hard-fought battles of the past year and explains why the fight is only just beginning, and what is at stake in the new year. watch

Supporters cheer at the end of President Barack Obama remarks during an election night party, early Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Matt Rourke/AP)

For liberals, 2012 was the year of resilience

12/28/12 09:40PM

This was not supposed to have been an easy year for U.S. liberals. After the Tea Party wave of 2010 and the unprecedented flood of money brought in by the Citizens United ruling, the deck was stacked against many on the left. But liberals fought back and won: this was the year of resilience. read more

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