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Friday Talking Points -- Chasing The Scooby Van

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.

Major Liberal Donor Group To Distance Itself From Democratic Party, Push Hillary To The Left

Politico | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

An influential coalition of the biggest liberal donors is quietly distancing itself from the national Democratic Party and planning to push its leader...

Sam Stein

Dem Donors Plot Campaign Battle Against $889 Million Koch Behemoth

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats to news that the billionaire Koch brothers are planning an $889 million blitz for the 2016 election has run the...

Ryan Grim

Koch Brothers' Real Fear Revealed In Secret Audio: Liberal Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch may be annoyed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has made it his mission to elevate the billionaire industrial...

Randi Weingarten, Twitter, and 'Secret Society' Membership

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

I wonder exactly what "progressive agenda advancing" organizations Weingarten and her sidekick Ringuette have decided to "invest" in on behalf of AFT members. Just don't ask her about those investment specifics.

Ryan Grim

Secretive Liberal Donor Network Rethinks Its Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The secretive network of liberal donors known as the Democracy Alliance has chosen longtime progressive activist Gara LaMarche to be its...

Sam Stein

Dem Donors Roll The Dice With 2012 Campaign Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Key players in the progressive universe have reached the conclusion that the 2012 elections can be won only with a gamble. Rather than m...

Ryan Grim

Billionaire Donor Quits Powerful Liberal Network

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Peter Lewis, one of the Democracy Alliance's founding billionaires, has dropped out of the influential liberal donor network, people fam...

Ryan Grim

Liberal Donor Network Dumps Progressive Organizations

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democracy Alliance, a private network of major progressive and Democratic donors, has dropped a number of prominent organizations, a...

Sam Stein

Grover Norquist Addresses Wealthy Progressives For A Know-Thine-Enemy Briefing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The idea that some of the country’s most wealthy progressives would actively court an audience with anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist do...

Sam Stein

George Soros: Give Elsewhere 'If This President Can't Do What We Want'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a private meeting on Tuesday afternoon, George Soros, a longtime supporter of progressive causes, voiced blunt criticism of the Obama...

The Rare Political Party That Is a Movement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Sirota

Despite flying under the radar, the Working Families Party is perhaps today's most encouraging model for achieving progressive results over the long haul.

An Interview with Erica Payne, Author of The Practical Progressive

Julian Brookes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian Brookes

Erica Payne's book, The Practical Progressive: How to Build a Twenty-First Century Political Movement, is the essential guide to what's happening, who's who, and how to get involved in the new progressive "infrastructure."