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Rumblings for Durbin, Not Schumer for Senate Majority Leader

Marcy Winograd | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Former DC roommates, Durbin and Schumer have taken divergent stands on war and peace, with Schumer, former head of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee, voting for the Iraq War Resolution in 2002 and opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Ben Walsh

The Tide Is Turning Against Obama's Pro-Wall Street SEC Pick | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

More than 110,000 people have signed a petition to remove Mary Jo White as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission because she is too clo...

The USA Freedom Act Is a Virtual Scam

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Some foes of mass surveillance have been celebrating the final passage of the USA Freedom Act, but Thomas Drake sounds decidedly glum. The new law, he tells me, is "a new spy program." It restarts some of the worst aspects of the Patriot Act.

Zach Carter

Progressive Group Targets Democrats With New Ads Linking Trade Deal To Medicare Cuts | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Progressive activist group CREDO Action is targeting congressional Democrats with a new online ad campaign accusing them of supporting Medicare cuts b...

Samantha Lachman

How Becky Bond Is Using A Mobile Company To Empower Progressive Activists | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Photo: Samantha Lachman/The Huffington Post) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary...

Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers More Likely To Meet With Campaign Donors Than Constituents, New Study Finds | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its famous Citizens United decision in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to big spending by outside groups, rejecting the ...

United We Win: How Progressives Defeated the Chained CPI

Nancy Altman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Last week, progressive groups won a huge victory when the White House announced the chained CPI Social Security cut will be not be in President Obama'...

CREDO Mobile Announces Big Donations To Embattled Progressive Groups

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

The wireless carrier CREDO is making major donations to three progressive nonprofits this month to boost their respective efforts against what the com...

Zach Carter

Progressives Rally To Representatives' Call For Tougher Bank Rules | Zach Carter | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three members of Congress this week sent a letter to top federal regulators urging them to adopt tougher capital requirements for big ba...

Lydia O'Connor

Why These Environmentalists Are Protesting A Climate Change Pact | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

California Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of a climate deal with Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in San Francisco on Monday drew dozens of p...

Lucia Graves

Obama Lays Out Second-Term Climate Strategy | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked his executive authority to undertake a slew of measures aimed at curbing climate change and pr...

Joy Resmovits

Are Charter Schools Worth It? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Charter school students on average slightly outpace comparable public school kids in reading and tie them in math, according to a large study of acade...

Paul Blumenthal

Progressives Press House Dems On Big Issue | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive leaders, including Executive Director Anna Galland, Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones and Dail...

Keystone: What We Know

Bill McKibben | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

Ever since the Keystone fight began, the smart money has insisted the pipeline will be approved. But so far: no pipe.

Amanda Terkel

Progressives Turn Up Heat On Mark Zuckerberg | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive groups are turning up the heat on Mark Zuckerberg's immigration group, calling on its backers to pull out in order to...

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Groups Pull Facebook Ads In Protest Of Mark Zuckerberg's Political Strategy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive groups is pulling its ads from Facebook in protest over political positions taken by the organization started...

Michael McAuliff

Progressives Slam Obama Social Security Cut Plan, Threaten Primaries | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive-leaning groups reacted quickly and angrily to news that President Barack Obama is proposing cuts to Social Security, going s...

Lucia Graves

Environmentalists Don't Know What To Do About Obama | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green

President Obama may approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline later this year, but that hasn't stopped him from accepting money from activists lo...

Joy Resmovits

Charter School Report Casts Doubt On Obama Education Policy | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to charter schools, the bad ones stay bad and the good ones stay good, according to a report on charter school growth rele...

Amanda Terkel

Gun Control Advocates Protest At The NRA's Offices | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates marched to the National Rifle Association's Capitol Hill office on Monday, in an effort to pressure the powerful o...

CREDO's Study of Charter Schools in NJ Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education
Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D.

How can an institution that claims to be academically objective put out a press release that is so misleading about the study's findings?

Sarah Bufkin

Women Cited By Super PAC As Key To Allen West's Defeat | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since his defeat to a 29-year-old political newcomer, the media and political strategists have been speculating as to what happened to R...

Joy Resmovits

New Evidence On Charter Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Students in New Jersey charter schools perform better on average than those same students would in traditional public schools, according to a highly a...

Saki Knafo

Progressive Group Punks Republican Congressman | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

Jeff Wyly, campaign manager for GOP Rep. Dan Lungren's re-election in the Sacramento region of California, sent an email to supporters Friday with wha...

Saki Knafo

The Super PAC For People Who Hate Super PACS | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Two years ago, the Supreme Court's Citizen United ruling and birth of the super PAC helped the Tea Party Republicans take over Congress. This year, a ...