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Raising Ruckus in DC: Can Obama Make Progressives Care Again?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

On today's Wilshire & Washington: Did everyone enjoy the Jim Bunning Saga of Obstruction? When did acting childish and churlish (and not getting anyth...

Obama Online -- Moving From Campaigning to Governing (VIDEO)

Katie Stoynoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Katie Stoynoff

While my belief in the potential of the Obama administration is strong, the connection I felt during the campaign has faded. The disconnection I feel comes from the Obama administration's struggle to move from campaign mode to governing mode.

Obama Online -- Is MYBO Back? (VIDEO)

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Linnie Frank Bailey

Did I catch a glimpse of MYBO -- the Barack Obama of -- last week? Is he back? Now if he can just figure out how to re-engage all of his friends across the country, the ones who are disgusted with Repubs AND Dems.

Where Will Barack's E-Mail List End Up?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

It now seems possible that Barack's formidable organization might end up with a direct line into the White House.

Democracy 2.0: Uncle Barack Wants YOU!

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Obama's launch of Democracy 2.0 is revolutionary: it allows for bi-directional communication, and activism that directs large-scale movements of the grassroots to take particular actions.

What Happens If Obama Wins Tonight?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Barack Obama has transformed American politics, and campaign finance. Now the question is, if he wins tonight, can he change government and live up to the expectations of millions of people?

Mad Over Sarah Palin? Time To Get Busy for Obama.

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

How can progressives channel our outrage over the prospect of an unqualified, dangerously far-right wing pitbull with lipstick like Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency?

Dems: Grassroots to Shape Platform

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

Attendees of the Democratic Platform Meetings co-organized by the Obama Campaign and the DNC believed their policy proposals would be strongly considered by the Platform Drafting Committee. It remains unclear how the DNC and the Obama campaign will accomplish this logistical feat.

Obama's House Parties: DNC Platform Reports

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

If the main point of the meetings was to advance Obama's stated goal of increasing civic responsibility by getting Americans to talk politics with each other publicly, then the meetings were a success.

Networked Obama FISA Group Takes Fight Forward

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

The Obama protest group remarkably started on the Obama website is now 24,000 members strong and continuing its fight against the FISA bill Obama helped pass today.

Obama 2.0: Online-Offline and Everywhere in Tampa Bay

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shawna Vercher

None of the army of Obama volunteers could recall seeing a Republican presence at any of the dozens of events they had attended since the voter registration campaign began more than two weeks ago.

Will Obama Feel the Sting of Social Networking?

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

As much a social networking site as it is a campaign site, Obama allows users to create profiles, blog about issues and establish "groups" -- a kind of online club of people with common interests.