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WATCH LIVE: Female constituents defend embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner at City Council meeting

Watch live as mostly-female constituents defend San Diego Bob Filner (D) at a San Diego City Council Meeting over charges that he sexually harassed many women during his time as mayor. The below feed is courtesy of NBC News.…

‘Oligarchic tendencies’: Study finds only the wealthy get represented in the Senate

Members of the U.S. Senate do not respond equally to the views of all their constituents, according to research to be published in Political Research Quarterly next month. Senators overall represent their wealthiest constituents, while those on bottom of the economic rung are neglected. “The fact that lower income groups…

Republican state legislator: Signing tax pledge gives authority to outside group

Lawmakers should be focused on representing their constituents rather than adhering to pledges like the one from Americans for Tax Reform, according to one Republican Pennsylvania legislator. “I never sign tax pledges. I just don’t,” State Rep. John Bear told Think Progress. “I don’t believe in signing tax pledges and…

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