Legislation

Original Reporting | | Legislation, Open government
May 22, 2013 — Last month, we reported on the fact that most Senate Democrats hide when asked about ending the cap on income that is subject to Social Security taxes. This month, we decided to try to...view
Original Reporting | | Legislation, State government
Dec. 5, 2012 — Last month, California voters gave Democrats a two-thirds majority in both houses of the state legislature for the first time in 70 years.  That enhanced margin theoretically gave...view
Editorial Cartoons | Budget deficit, Legislation, Taxes
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Press Criticism | | Legislation, NYC, Politics
Apr. 4, 2012 — In “Mayor Presumptive,” Rebecca Mead’s New Yorker profile of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, we learn that Quinn had lost 25 pounds in the period...view
Commentary | | Aging, Health care, Legislation
Oct. 19, 2011 — The abandonment of the element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was designed to provide insurance against the staggering costs of long-term care, announced by the Obama...view
Story Repair | | Legislation
Oct. 12, 2011 — In the midst of last summer’s debate over raising the debt ceiling, President Obama delivered a televised address to the nation in which he urged members of Congress to...view
Story Repair | | Discrimination, Gender equity, Legislation
November 23, 2010 — A unified Republican minority last week blocked a measure that would have made it easier for women to sue employers for pay discrimination, cheering business groups and...view
Original Reporting | | Civil rights, Legislation
November 16, 2010 — The Republican takeover of the House in the midterm elections has left civil rights groups with little doubt that the federal legislative environment is going to be more...view