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Emily Swanson

Democratic Activists Unhappy With Tax Cut Extension, But Ready To Jump Obama's Ship? | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration's decision to give in to Republicans on extending all of the Bush era tax cuts is already receiving push-back from some Democ...

Sam Stein

MoveOn Calls On Obama To Stiffen Spine On Tax Cuts In National Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a last-ditch effort to persuade the White House to hold its line on the expiring Bush tax cuts, the progressive advocacy group MoveOn...

What I Learned at the MoveOn "Potluck for Progress"

Steve Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Kirsch

MoveOn held about 600 "Potluck for Progress" meetings yesterday. What did I learn? That the group should ensure we have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Amanda Terkel

Sen. Mark Warner Equates With Tea Parties | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) called for compromise and cooperation between Democrats and Republicans during remarks in Virginia on Monday, a...

Amanda Terkel

From Rand Paul Stomper To Allen West's Bikers: Rise In Far-Right Violence During 2010 Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This election season, a man was arrested for hitting a protester at a rally for Washington GOP Senate candidate Dino Rossi, a man stompe...

Amanda Terkel

New MoveOn Ad Warns Of Bleak, Dystopic Corporate Future If Republicans Win In 2010 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics has released an edgy, technologically innovative get-out-the-vote ad depicting a bleak dystopia run by a group called "RepubliCorp," meant ...

Standing Tall Against the Republicorp Onslaught

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Democrats are up against formidable odds this cycle-secretive corporate slush funds busting every record known by far for spending on campaigns, self-funded candidates pouring huge sums of money into their own campaigns.

Sam Stein

MoveOn Puts Out Closing Ad, Casting Corporate Donors Against Average Citizens | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the last round of ads it will run before the election, the progressive advocacy group is going back to the well, raising the specter of ...

Sam Stein

MoveOn Asks DoJ To Launch Criminal Investigation Of Chamber's Funding | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Party's infrastructure responded with noticeable alarm on Tuesday to a report that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may be funding its poli...

Ryan Grim

Bonnie Raitt, R.E.M., MoveOn Team Up To Defend Open Internet | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Federal Communications Commission will meet Thursday in the midst of an ongoing debate over net neutrality regulations that have pitted major tele...

Sam Stein

MoveOn Ad Ties Rand Paul To Chamber's Alleged Tax Fraud (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Picking a fight with the Chamber of Commerce, is launched a set of statewide television advertisements Thursday, criticizing Senate Republi...

Sam Stein

Progressive Trio Launches Campaign Targeting Conservative Donors, Ad Sponsors | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of progressive institutions will launch a major new initiative Tuesday designed to push back against, and even dissuade, conservative grou...

MoveOn Releases "Boycott Target" Commercial

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Progressive action committee has released a TV ad urging Americans to boycott Target, in its latest swipe against the company for spending ...

Sam Stein

MoveOn Threatens National Boycott Of Target For Meddling In Governor's Race | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The progressive action committee is threatening a national boycott of Target if the retail giant doesn't cease spending money on the Minnes...

An Antidote to Unaccountable Corporate Lies: How to Pass the DISCLOSE Act

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

The DISCLOSE Act is intended as at least a partial antidote, requiring organizations involved in electoral campaigning to reveal the identities of their major donors in their political ads. The Democrats currently remain one vote short.

MoveOn Supreme Court Ad: Is The Court 'Corporate America's Newest Subsidiary?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three liberal groups --, People for the American Way and Alliance for Justice Action Campaign -- have launched a new ad attacking the Supre...

Netroots to Obama FCC: Inaction Is Not an Option

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Chairman Genachowski is now squarely in the crosshairs of the netroots community. Should he cave to corporate special interest and sell out Net Neutrality, it will become the signature action of a failed Obama appointee.

America "Speaks" on Saturday, but There's an Anti-Social Security Script

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The AmericaSpeaks agenda flies in the face of recommendations from Krugman, fellow Nobel winner Joseph Stiglitz, and other economists who believe we need to stimulate the economy before moving aggressively on the deficit.

'Soul Of A Citizen' Excerpt: How The Christian Coalition And MoveOn Helped Save The Internet Together

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

But when we create unexpected alliances that cross political lines, they can yield powerful results. Consider how MoveOn and the Christian Coalition helped save the Internet as we know it.

"No More Secrecy": Open The Wall Street Negotiations and Empower Voters

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The White House should use its voice and its influence to push for full transparency in financial reform so that we can watch the lobbying and backroom deals that usually happen behind closed doors.

MoveOn Pressures Undecided Lawmakers On Health Care: 'Which Side Of History Will You Be On?'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics launched a new pro-health care reform television spot on Monday encouraging voters to call their representatives and ask them "which side o...

Are House Democrats Avoiding an Obama Endorsement Due to Health Care?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

If Democrats in the House cast this vote, Republicans will take them out from the right, and single payer activists are lining up to run against them outside of the party on the left.

Why Progressives Should Back the President's Plan.

Ben Brandzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Brandzel

The last time we abandoned health reform, the failure to deliver ushered in a devastating era of hard-right dominance in Washington. We had to fight for 16 years just to get back to this point.

Accountability Recruits First Candidate for 2010: Bill Halter

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Some will try to paint our push for candidates like Bill Halter as a "purge" of "moderates" from the Democratic party. It's not. Blanche Lincoln is a radical corporatist. That's not the "center" of anything.

Ryan Grim

MoveOn Hits Obama For Bonus Remarks, Dem Senator Announces Bank Bonus Tax | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics is letting President Obama know that it does begrudge the multimillion-dollar bonuses being paid to Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and a...