Progressives, for the most part invigorated by the work of the attorney general, look for a steady hand to take the reins at the Justice Department.
“While there are deep concerns about slippery slopes and being dragged into a sectarian war in Iraq, progressives will not oppose action responding to genocide.”
“Not one single supporter of mine jumped at financing the idea.”
Organizers argue the program is mostly for international activists and say they are seeking scholarship funds to defray the costs.
Started by top Obama campaign vets, 270 Strategies’ new training program has drawn skepticism from Democrats and progressives on the campaign trail.
Eight years ago, one of Virginia’s most prominent liberal bloggers convinced America “macaca” was racist. Now he’s in charge of convincing America “Redskins” isn’t.
“People are happy to let the president [move unilateraly] because leadership on both sides of the aisle know pretty well that the American people have Iraq fatigue pretty bad.”
Democracy For America, formed out of Howard Dean’s 2004 anti-Iraq war presidential campaign, believes a bipartisan group of lawmakers could stop intervention in Iraq.
“He has to answer why he has not been able to meet with us,” Rep. Keith Ellison told BuzzFeed. “I’m sure he’s busy, but he’s working on stuff we’re also working on.”
After receiving a letter from NARAL and the Human Rights Campaign, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal: “The letter raises legitimate and important questions about Judge Boggs’s record.”
A top Democrat is ready to go on offense over economic inequality — if not to speak those words. “There’s no way [the GOP] can sort of escape it.”
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, powered by co-founder Adam Green and an “extremely close” partnership with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, is just getting started. But what are they up to, exactly?
Hundreds of protesters descend upon Washington to protest NSA surveillance practices.
Larry Summers’ exit is “an awesome moment,” one women’s activist said. But it’s not the moment the left is looking for.
Liberal group behind the “General Betray Us” ad turns its aim to Obama’s war.
Progressive leaders and organizations are happy Obama is going to Congress — but to do what? “We are not united as a community,” says Jim Dean.
News that the DOJ secretly obtained AP phone records has left coming around to the idea of a scandal-filled second term. “Ugh,” says one activist.
Just hours after Sen. Max Baucus’s retirement announcement, a progressive group comes out for a pro-gun, pro-Keystone candidate. PCCC calls Schweitzer a “bold progressive populist.”
“What the hell are they thinking?” the former DNC chair asks about Obama’s proposed budget. The Democrats’ civil war?
Whatever Progress Kentucky is trying to do, it should probably stop right now.
“I don’t believe that all these ideas are optimal,” the president says.
Obama trolls his base with his new budget.
As the RNC sets out to expand outreach, Democratic reaction boils down to “we’ll believe it when we see it.”
Gun control has moved “to the center, and past it,” say advocates. Quiet consideration of the force that really moves legislation: midterm elections.