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The Federal Reserve may not have raised its benchmark interest rate on Thursday, but advocates of full employment still worry it could do so before the economy is ready.
The "dean" of the House of Representatives is only a ceremonial role -- there's no salary bump, extra staff or security detail. But it's a special honor for Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who is now the longest active serving member of Congress and the first African American to earn the distinction.
From time to time, we get fleeting glimpses into the possibility of a left-right alliance on issues where the preoccupations of civil liberties progressives and libertarian conservatives intersect: The surprising bipartisan alliance to defund NSA surveillance; the demand for more transparency into Obama’s drone program; the increasing chatter on drug war and sentencing reform.