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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive leaders, including MoveOn.org 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

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive groups are turning up the heat on Mark Zuckerberg's immigration group FWD.us, 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

A Progressive Corporation and Its Campaign to Take Down 10 Tea Party House Members

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the conventions and the two men who would be president have been uppermost in our minds for the past two weeks, we should not lose sight of other critical races going on across the country, in particular those in the House of Representatives.

Ryan Grim

Russ Feingold Challenges Pelosi

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading national progressive figure is taking a rare step on Thursday, challenging House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on ...