Virginia GOP tries to dilute African-American vote

Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.


GOP, despite debt ceiling deal, avoids real issues

House Republicans have not changed their ransom demands. They've simply chosen a different hostage. For now.


Filibusters linked to McConnell campaign cash

While raking in campaign cash from at least eight donors, Mitch McConnell was busy launching filibusters against measures opposed by those same financial backers.


Republicans take the “Walk of Shame” in Michigan

Before they were sworn in this morning, legislators got an earful as they approached the Capitol.


What the right wing has in mind for the states

While government in Washington, D.C., remains divided and marked by long-term gridlock, governments in the states are much less divided.