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  • ** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Ralph Nader raps Darrell Issa for 'showboating'

    Consumer crusader Ralph Nader on Wednesday chastised Rep. Darrell Issa for squandering his tenure as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee by pursuing the IRS scandal and other "fanciful allegations."


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Unstoppable'

    During our last great energy crisis, which President Carter combated in part by installing solar panels on the White House roof, a wood stove in the living quarters and proposing that goats crop the White House lawns, I had a ringside seat at a debate, televised live on the old Phil Donahue show in Chicago, between my boss of those years, John Swearingen, and Ralph Nader.


  • Longtime consumer activist Ralph Nader, seen here in his Washington office in December 2011, hosted a seminar yesterday examining themes explored in his new book, "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State." (Associated Press)

    Ralph Nader pitches left-right alliances

    Ralph Nader is at it again, this time on a mission that he says will bring America's liberals and conservatives together in the fight against corporate overreach and government secrecy.


  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address to the United Methodist Women's Assembly at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Ralph Nader: Hillary Clinton 'a militarist and a corporatist'

    Consumer advocate and erstwhile presidential candidate Ralph Nader said Thursday that former Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is a "doubleheader" in that "she's a militarist and she's a corporatist."


  • Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, addresses an audience of students and the public at Macalester College, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in St. Paul, Minn. Johnson, a former two-term New Mexico governor, is on a nationwide college tour as part of his campaign for president. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Third parties work for their candidates' inclusion in 2016 debates

    Third-party presidential candidates always have tried to crash presidential debates, but now there's a bigger movement trying to break the two main political parties' monopoly on the debates themselves.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parties maintain political stranglehold

    As a Libertarian, I was intrigued to read the article "Va. GOP finds hope in polling for Goode" (Web, Sept. 23). The most entertaining part was the quote from Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, who said: "I think it's part and parcel of a shameful philosophy that has somehow taken over the party of Lincoln. What's the harm in letting people [get] on the ballot?"


  • Nader: Obama running ‘selfish’ race

    Ralph Nader, a four-time presidential candidate, says President Obama should be poised for a landslide victory that swings control of Congress dramatically back to Democrats, but instead he's running a "selfish" campaign that has done little to help his party on Capitol Hill.


  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will attend the "Women Working For Change" conference next month. (Broadside Books)

    Inside the Beltway

    Quick quiz: Who's behind "Women Working For Change"? Progressives and hippies? This upcoming political training conference was organized by Project GOPink.


  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies June 23, 2011, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about American policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Associated Press)

    DECKER: Hillary Clinton for president?

    Pressure is mounting on Barack Obama to throw in the cards and announce that he won't seek re-election as president. Surprisingly, the push is coming from the left. This has many in mainstream America scratching their heads asking why liberals want to dump the most hard-left president in American history. The answer is they're worried Mr. Obama has moved too far, too fast - and revealed too much of their big-government agenda - to win a second term. This is Hillary Clinton's moment.


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