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Howie Klein

Entries by Howie Klein

Blue America: Down the Home Stretch

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 12:06 PM

You may have read about Blue America's radio buy in Bobby Bright's Alabama district earlier in the week. Congressman Bright didn't like the idea of a progressive group engaging Democrats in this race....

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What Would China Pay to Make John Boehner Speaker and to Give the GOP Power Again?

(3) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 12:05 PM

Communist China knows who its friends are -- and it goes beyond just Ron Johnson who loves the Chinese slave labor model so much that he seems likely to move...

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Meet Lance Enderle (D-MI)-- He Can Tell You EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Politics, 2010

(26) Comments | Posted September 26, 2010 | 2:53 PM

For the past few weeks an old radio colleague and friend, Nicole Sandler, has been railing about a bizarre story unfolding in south central Michigan, in the 8th CD-- Lansing all the way to northern Oakland County. It smelled like another one of those cases where an entrenched Republican incumbent...

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Are You Ready for Some Teabaggin'?

(5) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 12:45 PM

The Blue America endorsement page is devoted to the best progressive House challengers plus the one incumbent -- Alan Grayson -- our donors voted overwhelmingly to support this year. But we have lots more pages than just the main endorsement page. There's one dedicated to help Congressional Progressive...

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(5) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 6:14 PM

Born out of the GOP's politics of resentment and self-victimization, surly and ignorant teabaggers managed to cut off their collective noses to spite their face Tuesday. And their

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Justin Coussoule's Thermometer Is About To Bust Through The Top

(8) Comments | Posted September 12, 2010 | 10:19 AM

Goal ThermometerI wish getting to the top of that thermometer meant Justin Coussoule triumphs over the evil that is John Boehner. But that isn't what it means. It means we have enough money for another week of cable TV ads-- like this one or...

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Are New Jersey Teachers "Negligible?"

(13) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 12:15 PM

When we first met Ed Potosnak last winter he really wanted to talk about how important education is in terms of keeping America a healthy and vibrant society. And,...

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Time to Double Down on Mary Jo Kilroy

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 10:10 AM

Sunday, The Hill, while not explaining their methodology, weighed in with their picks for the 10 most endangered House Democratic freshmen, thereby letting Djou and Cao off the embarrassing hook.

The one liberal the loose-lipped DCCC leaky staffer threw under the bus is Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH). The...

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Why Virginia Foxx Won Blue America's Craziest Republican Contest This Month

(5) Comments | Posted August 28, 2010 | 1:22 PM

At the end of July, Blue America and our pals at the Americans Fir America PAC launched the first in a series of videos that highlights what kind of people now lead the Republican Party....

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Can Justin Coussoule Beat John Boehner?

(16) Comments | Posted August 11, 2010 | 11:39 PM

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There's a Republican for That...

(2) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 2:31 PM

It's too easy to dismiss John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, David Vitter, Virginia Foxx and even Rand Paul and Sharron Angle as merely a gaggle of crackpots and misanthropes unworthy of being taken seriously....

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John Bolton Needs to Be Stopped (Again)!

(30) Comments | Posted July 24, 2010 | 6:29 PM

John Bolton, the man who makes your garden variety neo-conservative look like Dennis Kucinich, is attempting a political comeback.

As you'll recall, Bolton is the guy who said it wouldn't...

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Build a Boehner Billboard

(10) Comments | Posted July 18, 2010 | 11:07 AM

Last week a bunch of K Street lobbyists and corporate CEOs told John Boehner their clients don't want regulations and Boehner couldn't wait to run off to the microphones while the thought was still fresh in his mind-- in other words, before he repaired to the 19th hole. But,...

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Miami GOP House Candidate David Rivera Accused of Domestic Violence

(5) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 1:46 PM

Amid ethics complaints, calls to resign as Miami GOP chair and controversy, FL-25 US House candidate David Rivera is battling another charge: repeated acts of domestic violence. Marili Cancio, one of Rivera's GOP primary opponents and the mainstream Republican in the primary, says voters should be concerned with her rival's

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Why Supporting Tarryl Clark's Campaign Is More Than Just Opposing Michele Bachmann

(7) Comments | Posted June 26, 2010 | 11:42 AM

Remember when South Carolina KKK symp Joe Wilson screamed out that President Obama was lying during the State of the Union? Decent Americans were mortified and-- not knowing the first thing about his Democratic opponent-- chipped in over a $1,000,000-- for a campaign unlikely to make much headway. And...

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Joe Barton Sticking His Oily Fingers Into Arkansas Politics

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2010 | 2:39 PM

Our friends at Blue Arkansas have started looking closely at who's been financing Karl Rove protégé, Tim Griffin, in his bid to take over Vic Snyder's congressional seat in central Arkansas. And they found something very interesting, a shady outfit called the Texas Freedom Fund has contributed a...

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Is Dan Boren (Blue Dog-OK) the Joe Barton of the Democratic Party?

(3) Comments | Posted June 22, 2010 | 9:35 AM

Earlier today I was tweeting about Blue Dog Dan Boren's repulsive attack ad against populist Oklahoma Senator Jim Wilson. It looks like someone had the foresight to cut off the...

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The Magic of a Vigorous Primary -- Claudia Wright v Jim Matheson (UT-02)

(9) Comments | Posted June 17, 2010 | 10:02 AM

Yesterday Blue America's cable ads started running in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. I called every gay millionaire I know to help with funding the inexpensive spots (which we made ourselves at NO COST, not even a dime). And every gay millionaire I know called their inside the Beltway contacts, and...

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IMAGINE-- Herbie Hancock, John Lennon, Joyce Elliott...

(2) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 11:50 PM

Imagine there's no Heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the...
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It's On! Progressive State Senator Jim Wilson Challenging Blue Dog Dan Boren In Oklahoma's Democratic Primary

(9) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 10:17 AM

More than a few Blue Dog watchers think that the worst of the whole mangy bunch is Oklahoma son of privilege Dan Boren. It would be hard to argue otherwise. To the delight of Oklahoma Democrats and independents news started leaking out yesterday that the most beloved-- and progressive-- state...

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