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Observations From Below: Presidents Past and Future, Part Two

Bryan Dooley | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Bryan Dooley

In part one of my blog called "Presidents Past and Future," I criticized Republicans for making some mistakes on the campaign trail around disability ...

Observations From Below: Presidents Past and Future -- Part One

Bryan Dooley | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics
Bryan Dooley

I would love to see the candidates court voters with disabilities, the same way that they are trying to court different constituencies, such as African-Americans, LGBTQ people, Evangelical Christians and others. In order to do that, I believe there would have to be more unity.

Sam Stein

Big Management Shakeup At Pro-Obama Organizing For Action | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group birthed for President Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns, is getting a face...

Pro-Obama Group Brings In Almost $6 Million Since January

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's policy and political priorities raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014. ...

Pro-Obama Group Finds Major Success In Attracting Small Donors

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity When President Barack Obama’s campaign machine restructured itself as a politically active nonprof...

Paul Blumenthal

You Didn't Pay Attention To Money In Politics In 2013, So We Boiled Down The Whole Year For You | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year after a presidential election, fewer people focus on campaign finance issues, but 2013 was well worth your attention. There wer...

Obama Can Rise Again

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Voters who disapprove of Congress should "throw out the bums" who create the conditions that voters despise, and should defeat do-nothing and obstruct-everything Republicans in Washington.

Obama To OFA: 'I Need Your Help'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(Adds comment on procurement rules in paragraphs 9-10) By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) ...

No, Barack Obama's Twitter Account Wasn't Hacked (But A Link Shortener Was)

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

The group that runs President Barack Obama's Twitter says his account was not hacked, but a link shortener used by Organizing for Action was compromis...

'Tea-Tard' Sign Condemned By Both Sides

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Co-chairs of the Bipartisan House Disabilities Caucus denounced a sign at an Organizing For Action rally Tuesday that read "Thanks Tea-Tards." The eve...

Political Fundraising Boosted by Shutdown, Default

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

As both sides negotiate atop Capitol Hill to reopen federal offices that've been closed for more than two weeks, politicos are trying to score every last partisan point -- and suck in every last political dollar.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Group Pulls In Big Bucks From Small Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizing for Action, the political nonprofit formed from the 2012 Barack Obama reelection campaign, raised $7.7 million in the third q...

Video: Could This Be the Secret Weapon Against Climate Change Deniers?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Climate change deniers should be concerned about the growing generational divide we're seeing nationwide. Young people don't question the evidence - they overwhelmingly accept the science of climate change and are concerned for how it will affect their lives.

Politicians Filling Coffers as Fiscal Battles Rage

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

No matter that most every headline today is shouting about disappearing money: Legions of Democrats and Republicans alike are trying to cash in politically on the turbulence, buffeting supporters with messaging urging them to open their wallets.

Pro-Obama Group Enters Budget Fray

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

Organizing For Action, the successor organization to the Obama campaign, unveiled a new ad Monday hitting Republicans for linking a push to defund Oba...

Obama Group Punts On Syria Strike Vote

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, the chief outside lobbying vehicle for President Barack Obama's second-term agenda, is staying out of the debate over authorizi...

Matt Damon Is Right

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the great actor Matt Damon recently said that President Obama "broke up with me," he hit the jackpot of telling political truth in the eyes of many progressive Democrats and independents.

OFA Delivers Unicorn Trophies To GOP 'Climate Deniers'

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's pledge to bring his climate change plan to fruition, Organizing for Action volunteers on Tuesday delivered congress...

Obama Group Backer Raises Eyebrows With Side Campaign

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text) By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - When cardiologist Asad Qamar ga...

Sam Stein

Organizing For Action Won't Do Electoral Campaigns | Sam Stein | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following a report it was considering involvement in the Georgia Senate campaign of Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn, the head of Orga...

Paul Blumenthal

OFA Sees Huge Boost In Money Raised | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizing for Action, the political nonprofit formed out of the former Obama campaign, raised $8.2 million in the second quarter of 201...

Should You Believe the Koch Brothers About Obamacare?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

No more denying you coverage because you had a visit to the doctor when you were younger. No more limits on annual expenses or lifetime caps. No more dropping you from your parents' plan when you turned 19. No more charging for preventive services.

Sam Stein

Obama-Allied Group Releases New Obamacare Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group closely tied to the Obama White House, released a new television ad on Monday mornin...

Caitlin MacNeal

OFA Makes Weak Showing to Support Immigration Reform | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With prospects of comprehensive immigration reform dependent on the House of Representatives moving a bill, advocates of reform have sca...

OFA Reportedly Cuts Fundraising Goal In Half

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group committed to boosting President Barack Obama's agenda, has reportedly cut its fundraising goal for...