March 22, 2013 -
The U.S. House and Senate are advancing very different plans for the 2014 federal budget. One represents a balanced approach that includes new revenues, while the other gives tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and cuts public investments that help the most vulnerable.
October 17, 2012 -
A large oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico reported by watchdogs as far back as August 2011 has been tied to BP's failed Macondo well. Congressional leaders are demanding answers from the company about the ongoing oil release, and they also want to ensure BP pays fully for the damages caused by its 2010 disaster.
July 2, 2012 -
An analysis of Chinese names on a petition urging the Obama administration to oppose strict regulations for toxic coal ash reveals hundreds of bogus monikers including "Big Steamed Bun" and "Come to China Donkey." Who's behind the petition, and what big energy interests are they fronting for?
June 18, 2012 -
As a Senate panel prepares to hold a hearing on prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons on June 19, a law professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge discusses the troubling case of Louisiana's Angola 3 and its human rights implications.
April 17, 2006 -
Time magazine has released its take on who's good -- and not-so-good -- in the U.S. Senate. The list is non-ideological, focused only on what the lawmakers have supposedly accomplished once in office. Here's their list: