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Jennifer Bendery

Liberals Lobby Senators To Reject Controversial Obama Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two-dozen progressive groups are appealing directly to Senate Democrats to sink the confirmation of Michael Boggs, a judicial ...

Jennifer Bendery

Progressives Brace For Disappointment Before State Of The Union | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives will be up on their feet cheering at Tuesday night's State of the Union when President Barack Obama announces that he is ra...

Obamacare's Flaws Put Progressive Politics in Jeopardy

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If the Obama administration can't quickly fix the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, not only is President Obama's second term in jeopardy. Progressivism itself is in jeopardy.

The State of the Progressive Union 2013

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Activism works. To the extent that the president's words and deeds have become more progressive, it's because people took to the streets and spoke to our leaders with votes, emails, and phone calls. But there's more to be done. Much more.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Meets With Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, 'Influential Progressives' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton and other "influential progressives" on Tuesday as part of his campaign to se...

Elise Foley

Obama Makes Forceful Promise To Progressives On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama lifted the spirits of a room full of progressive leaders on Tuesday when he pledged to tackle immigration reform ...

Sam Stein

Obama To Progressives: 'I Am Not Going To Budge' On Bush Tax Cuts | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will enter high-stakes budget negotiations firmly committed to seeing the tax rates for high-income earners rise ...

Sam Stein

Obama's Progressive Base Embraces Him Anew, Bound For More Heartbreak | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's definitive reelection victory has invited Democrats to imagine a new era of liberalism, in which they are no lo...

Progressive Critics of President Obama Must Go All Out to Defeat Romney

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The possible election of Mitt Romney (and the likely election of reactionary Republican majorities in the Senate and the House if he prevails) could be the greatest threat to the nation since the Great Depression and perhaps since the Civil War.

For Progressives, There Is No Choice But to Vote for Obama

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

There is no excuse for any progressive to sit this election out. Even if Barack Obama was the second coming of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the dynamic would be the same.

Netroots Nation 2012: Where I Got My Hope Back

Paul Hogarth | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

With Republicans running Congress, the president having angered much of the left and Governor Scott Walker surviving last week's Wisconsin recall, Netroots could have been really depressing.

A More Progressive Budget, a More Progressive President?

Richard Kirsch | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

The real challenge for progressives is to use 2012 to increase the likelihood that a reelected President Obama will keep to the new course in 2013.

Progressives, Obamabots and a Realistic Evaluation of the President

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Should we undermine the most progressive-minded president in at least a generation and will his failure help or hurt the progressive cause? Will his failure pave the way for a more progressive president or a less progressive president? This is the debate on the left.

Sam Stein

Obama Debt Reduction Plan Calms Democrats' Concerns On And Off Hill | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's broad new debt reduction proposal has, at least momentarily, managed to placate a community of progressive acti...

Progressives Ask Obama To 'Go Big' With Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

Sixty-seven major progressive organizations have penned an open letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to "go big" as he prepares a new jobs pla...

Memo to Media: Netroots Is Not Just Liberals Bashing Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 08.17.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Stories recounting liberals' "frustration" and disappointment with Obama are dominating coverage of this year's Netroots Nation. But these stories miss the mark, fitting into a precooked narrative about "Progressives vs. Obama."

Amanda Terkel

White House Steps Into Progressive Lion's Den | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer found himself in the often uncomfortable position of defending President Obama'...

Sam Stein

Progressive Group To Supporters: Withhold Donations To Obama If He Cuts Medicare, Medicaid | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the thorniest progressive groups in the side of the Obama administration is launching a new campaign against the president on Tue...

Drawing the Line

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

When it comes to the decisions that I myself make, and the actions I take, I do have a line I believe I should not cross. But it's more problematic when it comes to drawing lines for others not to cross, presidents included.

Time to Think the Unthinkable: A Democratic Primary Challenge To Obama's Reelection

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

It is not easy to consider challenging the first African-American to be elected as President of the United States. But, regrettably, I believe that the time has come to do this.

When the Poor Conspire to Keep Themselves Poor

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Crises demand far more than tweaking and nibbling at the edges. Obama squandered a unique opportunity, not realizing that you don't bring a spatula to a gunfight.

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Rally At The Lincoln Memorial For Jobs, Justice And Education | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for photos Tens of thousands of civil rights, labor, and other progressive activists gathered on the National Mall today for the One Na...

Memo to America's Middle Class: Obama Is Just Not That Into You

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If Obama is going to do the right thing for America's middle class, it's going to take Hope 2.0 -- the people have to make him do it.

Ryan Grim

Rep. Ellison: 'Gibbs Crossed The Line' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Progressive Democrats fired back at Robert Gibbs on Tuesday, following the White House press secretary's sharp critique of what he called a "professio...

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

Power Struggle: Inside The Battle For The Soul Of The Democratic Party (Print Version) | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Raúl Grijalva is sitting quietly with a few of his staffers at one end of the bar, a bottle of Bud and a shot of whiskey in front of him, while his f...