Sunday Late Night: Is Boehner’s DOMA Defense Illegal?

By: Sunday May 15, 2011 8:01 pm

The Speaker may have hired Paul Clement without legal or fiscal authority to do so, risking criminal charges. Spending federal funds without explicit legislative authorization or appropriation is a violation of federal law that carries a fine and a possible prison sentence.

Progressive Dems: Fiscal Responsibility Means Opposing the War Supplemental

By: Thursday July 1, 2010 11:45 am

Progressive Democrats issued a challenge this morning to their colleagues in the House on the eve of a scheduled vote on the war supplemental: the only fiscally responsible stance is to end the emergency funding.

Progressive Caucus Requests Meeting with President Obama to Rethink Afghanistan

By: Tuesday November 17, 2009 3:47 pm

The Progressive Caucus just sent a letter to President Obama asking for a meeting to discuss “a comprehensive rethinking of our military mission, a complete redesign of our reconstruction and stabilization strategy and a courageous reconciliation strategy for Afghanistan.”

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