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The Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be Catastrophic

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas

If this agreement is approved, we effectively lose any hope of stopping Iran's nuclear weapons program through diplomacy. A nuclear arms race will ensue in the Middle East. More monies will flow to provide funds, arms and training to terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

Maryland Democratic Senate Primary Erupts Over Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maryland's U.S. Senate Democratic primary between Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards, both strong proponents of campaign finance ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Rep Calls For More Than 'Moment Of Silence' In Congress For Charleston | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

Calling for more than "yet another moment of silence," Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), urged her colleagues Sunday to consider gun control measures in the...

Jennifer Bendery

Maryland Lawmakers Stand By Prosecutor's Charges In Freddie Gray Probe | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maryland lawmakers on Sunday praised State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the way she conducted her investigation into the death of Freddi...

Democrat Seeking U.S. Senate Seat Swears Off Wall Street Cash

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, April 9 (Reuters) - A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Donna Edwards, pledged on Thursday to swear...

Social Security Reversal in Maryland Senate Race: Six Key Lessons for Democrats

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Voters are likely to remain dubious about candidates who offer only vague platitudes about key issues like jobs, wages, and trade without making firm commitments or offering specific proposals. The Maryland race has just begun, of course. But so far, it seems to point to the pitfalls of corporate "centrism" -- and the promise of economic populism.

Ryan Grim

Social Security Fight Heats Up In Maryland Senate Race | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a good thing Chris Van Hollen showed up. At a press conference Wednesday, Van Hollen, a House Democrat running for U.S. Senate in...

Former Maryland Lt. Governor To Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D), who lost the race for governor in 2014, announced in an email Thursday he will run for Congress. "I dec...

Two Campaigns That Are Game Changers

Mike Lux | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

I'm signing on to two exciting campaigns that would both build the diversity of the Democratic Party's leadership and add to progressive strength in...

Will Social Security Decide Race for Maryland U.S. Senate Seat?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The race for Barbara Mikulski's seat in the U.S. Senate has just begun. But Social Security is already shaping up as a major issue, especially between two leading contenders: U.S. Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards.

Donna Edwards Announces Run For Senate In Maryland

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) officially announced her candidacy for Senate in the state of Maryland on Tuesday. "I've lived the America...

Rep. Donna Edwards Reportedly Running For Senate In Maryland

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) will announce Tuesday her candidacy for Senate in the state of Maryland, according to two Democrats who confirmed the congr...

Progressive Groups Launch A 'Draft Donna Edwards' Campaign For Senate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

A coalition of progressive groups launched a campaign Thursday to encourage Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) to run in the primary to replace reti...

The Cure for the Democrats' Woes -- Goldman Sachs!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

After the Democrats' drubbing in the 2014 midterm elections, there have been fervent debates about whether the Party should embrace an economic populism to tap pocketbook frustrations -- or move further to the center in the hopes of capturing more independents. One thing the Democrats did throughout Obama's nearly six years was move closer to Wall Street -- from the economic team Obama appointed, to the administration's premature embrace of deficit reduction promoted by financial moguls, to a bailout plan that shored up the biggest banks rather than breaking them up. It was this coziness with big finance that allowed the far-right Tea Party movement to paint Wall Street and Washington with the same brush -- and to capture much of the populist rage on display against Democrats in the 2010 midterms and once again on November 4. So the last thing Democrats need going forward is an even closer affinity with Wall Street, right? Well, the Democrats may soon get even cozier.

Donna Edwards Wins Re-Election To Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) defeated Republican Nancy Hoyt in Tuesday's midterm election, the Associated Press reports. Edwards represents Maryland'...

Federal Legislation: SOS Act, But Is It Enough for NY?

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 05.19.2014 | New York
Elaine Pawlowski

There is a crisis in our country, a nationwide overdose health crisis, and the federal government is listening. New legislation would provide federal support for overdose prevention programs run by community agencies and municipal, state and tribal governments.

Jason Linkins

'Let's Put A Park On The Moon,' Say Legislators, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Are you former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich or some other person who has long desired to do some stuff to or on the moon? Well, here is some goo...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Liberals Hammer Obama | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A couple of days to think about President Barack Obama's proposal to cut Social Security hasn't done much to calm liberals furious about...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Hold Press Conference To Bash Chained CPI, Won't Rule Out Voting For it | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats held a press conference Thursday to denounce a Social Security cut that has been embraced by President Barack Ob...

Declaration for Democracy

Sean Siperstein | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Sean Siperstein

The grassroots movement for a constitutional amendment to return control over our democracy to We the People just got a big endorsement from more than a dozen members of the United States Congress.

Paul Blumenthal

Grassroots Effort To Overturn Citizens United Comes To Capitol | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, dozens of activists and more than a dozen members of Congress gathered in a Capitol Visitor Center hearing room to...

Howard Dean Reveals New Endorsements

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) and Democracy for America, a progressive PAC, have endorsed Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Donna Edwards (D-Md....

Tyler Kingkade

Van Jones: Progressives Should Be Like The Tea Party | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former White House environmental adviser Van Jones is calling on progressive activists to be more like the Tea Party in order to take ba...

Jason Linkins

Donna Edwards Deploys White Stripes For Garage Rock Testimonial Against Shutdown | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

There's only a few hours left before all of America is plunged into John Boehner's Pap Smear Armageddon or whatever, and Matt Yglesias has video of Re...

Why Wages Can't Wait This Valentine's Day

Anne L. Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne L. Thompson

On Valentine's Day, our nation's en masse dinner date will be made possible by a bastion of poverty-wage earners -- working overtime to provide you with a special evening out.