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How Justice Democrats Plan to Give Progressives a Reason to Vote in the 2018 Midterms


Kyle Kulinski, a co-founder of the political movement, tells Truthdig where establishment Democrats are failing and how voters can reform the stagnant party.

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Members of Congress Call for an End to Voter Suppression


Nine legislators, their staff and 200 activists packed the hearing room of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to standing room only recently to demand an end to mass voter suppression and the manipulation of U.S. elections.

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The Disenfranchisement of American Felons: Caught Once and Left Behind for Good


The American public only loses when we don’t allow felons to try to reintegrate into society.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 READ MORE

Rep. Conyers Pushes for ‘Full Employment’ Bill

An 11th-hour deal to end the 16-day partial government shutdown and pull the nation back from the brink of a historic debt default occurred Wednesday night. Rep. John Conyers says the focus on spending and debt is wrong; Congress should pass a full employment bill.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. Justin Amash


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For rattling the first of what hopefully becomes a whole chorus of official sabers against the National Security Agency’s indiscriminate domestic wiretapping activities, we honor a Republican lawmaker from Michigan.

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 READ MORE

Legislators and Activists Mount Opposition to Citizens United


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Good news for democracy: Lawmakers at all levels of government met with activists on Capitol Hill this week to sign a “Declaration for Democracy” in support of the effort to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 READ MORE

House Readies for Mortgage Vote

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Homeowners facing foreclosure could get help if Congress approves a “cram-down” measure, which would give bankruptcy judges the ability to alter mortgage terms. The House of Representatives is gearing up to vote on the amendment, but it’s not likely to be an easy victory by any stretch.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009 READ MORE

House Democrats Subpoena Karl Rove

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The Bush administration may have exited the proverbial building, but that isn’t stopping certain House Democrats, such as House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, from taking Bush sidekick Karl Rove to task for his potential role in the Justice Department’s pink-slipping of several U.S. attorneys in 2006.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009 READ MORE

Conyers Embarks on Anti-Gupta Crusade

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So CNN floated this rumor the other day that its very own snazzy doctor guy, neurosurgeon and embeddable reporter, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, might be making a “house call” to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as our nation’s next surgeon general, right? Not if Rep. John Conyers can help it.

Posted on Jan 8, 2009 READ MORE

Democrats Issue First Subpoenas

As expected, the House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas Thursday as part of an investigation into the Justice Department’s alleged partisan abuse of U.S. attorneys. The decision marks the first time Democrats have exercised their reclaimed subpoena power. Chairwoman Linda Sánchez called the move a “last resort.”

Posted on Mar 1, 2007 READ MORE

Break Out the Subpoenas

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Members of the House Judiciary Committee have said they will dust off that discarded tool of congressional inquiry, the subpoena. The committee is investigating the Justice Department’s allegedly partisan hiring and firing of U.S. attorneys.

Posted on Mar 1, 2007 READ MORE

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