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Jane Harman

Who Let the Blue Dogs Out?

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

This is a grim story about the care and feeding of a Blue Dog. Right now, Congresswoman Jane Harman is facing a serious primary challenge from a genuine progressive, Marcy Winograd, in Southern California's 36th congressional district.

Floor Fight! It's On! Challenger Winograd Takes Harman To CA Democratic Convention Floor

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

The California Democratic Party is officially endorsing incumbent candidate, Jane Harman, for the 36th Congressional District. The primary is June 8.

My Response to Jane Harman: You're in the Bubble

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Who's in the bubble? Me or corporate Democrat Jane Harman, who took us to war in Iraq and votes for an onerous bankruptcy bill that makes it harder for the poor to climb out of debt?

Ryan Grim

Henry Waxman Fires Back At Marcy Winograd: 'I'm Loyal To The United States Of America'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has played an outsize role in the primary contest between Blue Dog Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and progressive challenger...

Incumbency Insurance for Jane Harman

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Don Ringe

Incumbent Jane Harman has released a TV spot attacking the positions of her opponent, Marcy Winograd, on the issues of defense spending, Israel, and Winograd's attack on President Obama's Iran nuclear policy.

Harman Uses Bush/Cheney Fear Tactics on Winograd and Voters

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Harman is out of touch. She's the richest woman in Congress. Every two years she re-buys her seat and indulges her personal passions: war, war technology and war intelligence.

Israel and Harman in Tandem: From High Seas to Airwaves

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The so-called smart money is on Harman in next Tuesday's primary, but the incumbent -- like the Israeli government -- has reason to worry. Sometimes, moral revulsion can topple defenders of the indefensible.

Gang of Eight Members Want a Bigger Gang

Michelle Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Richardson

President Obama is threatening to veto a bill that would check the president's authority to single-only inform a small coterie of Congressmen about important intelligence activities.

South Bay to Discuss Autism Epidemic: Causes and Solutions

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marcy Winograd

As an educator, a mother, and a congressional candidate, I believe we owe it to our children to raise the decibel level of this conversation.

Arthur Delaney

Dems Scale Back 'Jobs' Bill To Appease Deficit Hawks; Hawks Still Not Appeased

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even after Democratic leadership scaled back its bill to reauthorize several domestic aid programs, reducing its impact on the federal budget deficit ...

Is Jane Harman Next?

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Richard Grenell

What is clear to district voters is that Harman's silly and childish public fight with Speaker Nancy Pelosi has neutered her ability to be effective in introducing or passing legislation.

Liberal Activists Ratchet Up Effort To Unseat Democrat Jane Harman

Washington Post | Philip Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A national progressive group is throwing its weight behind a primary challenger to Rep. Jane Harman (Calif.), the latest attempt by liberal activists ...

When the Leaders Lead, the People Have Sorrow

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

What happens when people enable leaders to follow the dictates of the powerful? These days, the answers are arriving in the form of a news drumbeat that's apt to seem like a dirge.

Will Marcy Winograd Pull a Sestak and Beat Jane Harman in the June 8th California Primary?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

A Marcy Winograd win over Jane Harman, akin to Congressional upstart Joe Sestak's win over three decade incumbent Arlen Specter, would further advance the push for change and an end to entitled incumbents.

Winograd vs. Harman in CA Primary: Will U.S. or Israel's Interests Come First?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

By jumping onto the "Israel can do no wrong" bandwagon, Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman substitute short-term political advantage for a strategy that could protect Israel and its people.

Conservatives Who Supported Bush's No-Strings-Attached Bailout Are Faring Badly

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

There have been rumbles lately about how teabaggers turned on Senate Robert Bennett (R-UT) and ended his political career because of his support for Bush's no-strings-attached Wall Street bailout bill in the fall of 2008. Bennett's not alone.

No Plain Jane: Representative Harman's Happening Style (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

U.S. Representative Jane Harman (D-Calif.) ups the style ante on the House floor, passing on boring business suits and spicing up outfits with bright ...

You Ain't Nothin' But a Blue Dog

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I'm glad to know that Reps. Harman and Sanchez have joined the growing call for a public option. But for the life of me, I do not understand what took Jane Harman so long.

Before We Pass Health Insurance Reform, We Must Do More to Limit Big Pharma's Monopoly on Biologics

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

In Congress, I will work to support affordable prices on biologics, so that victims of cancer, HIV, diabetes, Parkinsons, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis can afford the medicine they need to stay alive.

Obama Stagnation in the Political Dark

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Among Democratic loyalists, reflexive support for the latest line from the administration has made it easier for Obama to move rightward.

Why We're Breaking With the Blue Dogs on the Public Option

Jane Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Harman

We understand the fear of many insured Californians that health care reform will revoke their current doctors and coverage. But the grim reality is that many more insured people will lose their coverage without reform.

Can Cheryle Jackson End the War in Afghanistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Naiman

The two leading contenders for the Democratic nomination for Barack Obama's former seat in the Senate have staked out diametrically opposed positions on Afghanistan.

No Diet COLA for Seniors -- Fight the Freeze and Save Social Security

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

If we accept the 2010 COLA freeze, if seniors fail to grab their bullhorns, then we may be looking at another freeze in 2012, 2013 and beyond, while the Right continues to hammer away at the big lie -- that we cannot afford Social Security.

Biggest State Party to Obama: Get Out of Afghanistan

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

While Obama weighs Afghanistan policy options, the California Democratic Party's adoption of the resolution is the most tangible indicator yet that escalation of the U.S. war effort can only fuel opposition within the president's own party.

It's the corruption, stupid!

Jane Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Harman

Success in Afghanistan is essential; the United States has invested too many troops and too much treasure to fail. But raising troop levels is the wrong place to start the discussion of how to move forward.