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Entries by Ryan Grim from 08/2010

Could Pot Drive Turnout In Key Elections?

Posted 08.02.2010 | Politics

Putting the question of marijuana legalization on state ballots in 2012 may be one of the most effective ways for a dispirited Democratic Party to get...

Labor Legend Dolores Huerta Rips SEIU For Worker Intimidation

Posted 08.03.2010 | Politics

A legend of the labor movement stepped into the turmoil engulfing organized labor in California on Tuesday, pressing the new head of the Service Emplo...

'Just Say Now': Left-Right Coalition Launches Campaign To Legalize Pot

Posted 08.03.2010 | Politics

A transpartisan coalition of prosecutors, judges, cops, students, bloggers and political operatives on both sides of the aisle launched a campaign Tue...

Dodd Presses Senate Freshmen To Back Off Effort To End Filibuster

Posted 08.04.2010 | Politics

Chris Dodd gathered with the Democratic Senate freshman class on Tuesday night at a dinner organized by Mark Warner to persuade them to back off their...

Alan Grayson Finds Odd Common Ground With Telcoms On Net Neutrality Regulations

Posted 08.05.2010 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson shocked his passionate followers in the progressive online community this week when he aligned himself with the telecom industry and...

House Dem Oversight Staff Battling Each Other

Posted 08.09.2010 | Politics

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been enmeshed in an internal staff battle for more than two years, with accusations of racism,...

It's All About The Money: Bennet-Romanoff Race Waged Over Corporate Cash

Posted 08.09.2010 | Politics

Voter concern over corporate influence on elections and lawmaking was the most potent force in the closely-watched Democratic Senate primary campaign ...

Rep. Ellison: 'Gibbs Crossed The Line'

Posted 08.10.2010 | Huffington Post

Progressive Democrats fired back at Robert Gibbs on Tuesday, following the White House press secretary's sharp critique of what he called a "professio...

Public Opposes Cutting Social Security To Trim Deficit: New Poll

Posted 08.11.2010 | Politics

Social Security turns 75 this week and remains an intensely popular program with voters of all ages, who strongly oppose cutting it to reduce the defi...

Tea Party Crushing Chamber Of Commerce In GOP Primaries

Posted 08.11.2010 | Politics

The Chamber of Commerce plans to spend at least $75 million on elections in 2010, but returns on its early investments this season have been disappoin...

'Global Weirding': Extreme Climate Events Dominate The Summer

Posted 08.12.2010 | Green

A heatwave in Russia is sparking wildfires that are driving residents from Moscow and devastating the country's wheat crop. A fifth of Pakistan is und...

Elizabeth Warren Wins The Support Of Two More Senators

Posted 08.13.2010 | Business

Two more Senate Democrats climbed aboard the Elizabeth Warren bandwagon on Friday, signing on to a statement circulated by Sen. Al Franken encouraging...

Facebook Blocks Ads For Pot Legalization Campaign

Posted 08.24.2010 | Technology

For a typical college student, if it didn't happen on Facebook, it didn't happen. That gives the social networking behemoth an out-sized influence on ...

Alan Simpson: Social Security Is 'A Milk Cow With 310 Million Tits' [UPDATE]

Posted 08.24.2010 | Politics

UPDATE: Friday 2:51 p.m. - The campaign to oust Alan Simpson from President Obama's deficit commission took a creative turn on Friday, with the launch...

Google Accepts Pot Ads Like The Ones Facebook Rejected

Posted 08.25.2010 | Technology

Google has accepted pro-pot-legalization ads similar to those rejected by Facebook, a spokesman for the Just Say Now coalition told HuffPost Wednesday...

Texas Textbook Massacre Architect Backing Grayson Opponent

Posted 08.26.2010 | Politics

Accidentally addressing a neo-Nazi hate group can happen to even the best of folks. But doing it twice? Republican primary voters on Tuesday picked ...

John Boehner Hits Obama, Reid, Pelosi For Opposing Iraq Surge (VIDEO)

Posted 08.27.2010 | Politics

John Boehner released a gloating Iraq war video in advance of President Obama's Oval Office address on the drawdown of combat troops in Iraq. The yo...

Ponzi Scheme Strikes Drug Enforcement Agents

Posted 08.27.2010 | Politics

Michele Leonhart's nomination to head the Drug Enforcement Administration has been complicated by a ponzi scheme that has ensnared DEA agents and offi...