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Lynn Woolsey

We'll Miss You, Lynn Woolsey!

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif. | Derek Moore | Posted 02.28.2013 | San Francisco

Lynn Woolsey can't sit still. Over coffee at her Petaluma home, the retiring Democratic congresswoman fidgets and scolds, cusses a little and raises ...

Poll: Voters Want Leader to Prioritize Working Poor Families

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Americans recognize a problem when we see it. But what happens when that problem continues to worsen year after year, and leaders are reluctant to spe...

15 Members of Congress Speak Out: End the War in Afghanistan

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.

Cole Stangler

Anti-War Progressive Loses Out In Close Primary | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

After a vote-counting process that stretched a few weeks beyond the June 5 primary, anti-war Democrat Norman Solomon finally conceded the race for Cal...

WATCH: David and Goliath - How Progressives Can Beat Big Money In 2012

Ben Zolno | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Ben Zolno

If you're looking for hope in this year's election, you might want to look at where Main Street is putting its change -- behind candidates who refuse to take corporate money.

Celebrating Earth Day and Preserving Our Coasts (New Video)

Rep. Lynn Woolsey | Posted 06.20.2012 | San Francisco
Rep. Lynn Woolsey

Every year, this day is a reminder that we need to spend the other 364 days of the year being even more environmentally conscientious and making an even greater effort to preserve our natural treasures.

Matt Sledge

Anti-War Progressive Running For Congress Promises To Be Obama's Foil | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

California's North Coast is nearly synonymous with a New Age-y strand of progressivism. For two decades, Rep. Lynn Woolsey has represented it in Congr...

NOH8 On The Hill: 10 Members Of Congress Pose For Marriage Equality (PHOTOS)

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurence Watts


Lucia Graves

House Reps Demand End To Crackdown On Pot Clinics | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to end the federal crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in California, citing...

Elise Foley

Jobs Plan Unveiled By House Progressives | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus released a plan on Tuesday that would create jobs, invest in clean energy and rebuild American infr...

Christina Wilkie

NRCC Chair Fundraises on 9/11 | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For most Americans, Sunday was a solemn day of remembrance. For the top House Republican campaigner, Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas), the 10t...

Ending Wars on Time Would Save $200 Billion, 1/6 of Debt Reduction Goal

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Will a Super Committee plan that we will spend zero money in 2021 on occupying Afghanistan and Iraq be faulted as "not supporting the troops"? I'd love to see that. Bring it on.

Matt Sledge

Lynn Woolsey Thinks Public Will Get 'Sick' Of Libya 'Pretty Soon,' Predicts Successor Will Share Anti-War Views | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, Rep. Lynn Woolsey stood in the House of Representatives and gave her 400th floor speech against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I will ...

Professional Flexibility for Hourly Workers

Joan Williams | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco
Joan Williams

Does that chic new restaurant create situations that leave minor children home alone? Often hourly workers can't arrange suitable care at such short notice, so they get fired a lot.

Progressive Democrat Announces She Will Not Seek Reelection

Petaluma Patch | Karina Ioffee | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, who has represented Marin and Sonoma counties in Washington for the past 19 years, announced Monday that she would not be ...

Progressive Democrat Expected To Announce Retirement Next Week: Report

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey is expected to announce next week that she will not run for reelection in 2012, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. ...

Congressmen Take Cash, Check Or Fine Wine

Roll Call | Alex Knott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Mike Thompson often holds fundraising events that are BYOB. Since 2001, donors attending his parties and other contributors have given the Calif...

Why the Individual Mandate Is Doomed

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

A majority of American taxpayers will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty starting in 2014 if the new healthcare law isn't overturned or revised. I predict it will be.

The First Test for Our Newly "Civil" Congress: The Repeal of Health Care Reform

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Congress has just gone through 10 days of reflection and grief over the tragedy in Tucson. Will we see civil discourse take place this week in Congress?

Arthur Delaney

House Dems Rip Obama's Tax Cut Deal | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats gathered in the Capitol Tuesday evening to debate the tax-cut deal President Barack Obama struck with Republicans, but a...

Congressional Progressive Caucus May Shake Up Leadership

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Congressional Progressive Caucus, frustrated by its inability to influence the Democrats' agenda over the past two years, is considering a new str...

Pentagon to Review 21-Year-Old Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Defense stated that it would be conducting an evaluation and study of a program designed to increase subcontracting opportunities available to small businesses.

Progressive House Democrat Co-Chair Vows Democrats Won't Roll Over to the GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In an interview, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) said of the Progressive House Caucus: "It is clear that we represent the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. So, the first item is jobs. We have to have a robust jobs bill."

Amanda Terkel

Half Of The Blue Dog Coalition Goes Down In GOP Wave | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday was a tough night for Democrats, as they watched Republicans win enough seats to take back the House in the next Congress and be...

Congress to Investigate Pentagon Comprehensive Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Thursday, October 21, five members of the House of Representatives, lead by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) asked the U.S. Government Accountabi...