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Lessons From the Right: Obama Tries to Regain the Message

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

President Obama understands he must reach the American public with the facts. Still, Fox News and, more importantly, talk radio will not allow their audiences to hear the unvarnished truth.

Time for an Intervention at the DNC and OFA

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

President Obama, if you plan on winning this fall, we need to address our political problems -- not with the GOP, but with the Democratic Party. Why did we lose? What are we going to do about it?

Progressives: Don't Mourn, Organize

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Tragic events continuing out of Haiti make all the bad news for progressives this week wither in comparison. Nonetheless, over these last few days, fo...

Insult to Injury to Healing

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

All we needed from OFA was a blast email saying what we were doing. Nothing radical, nothing off-the-wall, we just wanted an announcement that we were getting together to support President Obama.

Obama's Secret Weapon: OFA

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As the political punditry prognosticates of Democratic political disaster this fall, it is well to remember that Democrats have a weapon, the importance of which Washington types don't fully understand.

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

Organizing for America, Obama's Political Arm, Facing Withering Criticism

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama came to town a year ago to change the way politics worked, and Organizing for America was to be his instrument. The successor to his camp...

20 Powerful Health Care Reform Ads Made By Regular People (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Organizing for America has picked 20 finalists for its Health Care Reform Video Challenge. The winner will air on national television. See all the ads...

Organizing for America's "Time to Deliver" Is Now

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Micah Sifry

Today, Obama is doing something no sitting U.S. President has done before. He is using his massive network of grass-roots supporters to generate pressure from below on them to pass health care reform.

Do Not Kill That Bill

Reno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You may have heard a lotta ugly kill-the-bill crap about our man and our progressive agenda - I just need to remind us all of a few points about this ...

Want Healthcare Reform? Pick Up The Phone.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday, over 300,000 people picked up the phone and called Congress demanding health care reform this year. The phones ringing off the hook certainly did not go unnoticed by Congress.

Organizing for America: Looking Back, Marching Ahead

Jeremy Bird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Bird

Like most organizers, I'm usually focused on the next step, the next campaign; but in this first week of a new decade, I think it's the perfect time to remember who OFA is and where we came from.

The Public Necessity

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

If America believes it needs not just a public option, but a public necessity, more Americans will have to get up off the couch and go get it.

Quick Quiz For "Organizing For America" Members

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Organizing For America, which was born from the Obama campaign's emailing list, needs to identify the real source of its problems: the fact that Barack Obama is not making voters as enthusiastic as he once did.

Jason Linkins

DNC Urges D.C. Residents To Ask For The Vote Of Their Non-Voting Congresswoman | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Far be it for me to criticize the campaign arm of the White House/DNC, Organizing For America, seeing as they have successfully gotten one more presid...

Obama Uses Facebook, Twitter To Advance Health Care Reform

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

President Obama used social networking to overwhelm Congress' phone lines Tuesday when he asked his thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter to ...

Where Is That Online-Powered "Movement" Now?

Chris Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Hughes

What went hand in hand with the technology that helped elect Barack Obama was a resolute and unyielding focus on good-old-fashioned political organizing. What's missing now is the organizing leadership.

Organizing For America: Host A "Health Reform Phone Booth"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Organizing For America, the online campaign that helped sweep President Obama into office, is asking for help again from its supporters. This time, t...

Obama Campaign Arm Drops Demand For Public Option

The New Argument | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Organizing for America has dropped the demand for the public option from their open letter to members of Congress. [...] This change confirms Obama's...

Never Mind "Civil" Discourse -- Any Real Discourse Would Be Welcome

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Sterling

A forum on health care was so very civil that it was almost coma-inducing. There was no debate and no need to repeatedly warn people to be civil. Everyone agreed with everyone else.

400 Former Obama Staffers: Don't Demobilize the Troops Before the Battle With the Insurance Industry

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

It has become clear that Obama's supporters are beginning to lose faith and the desire to fight for the president if he drops the public option.

The News Big Media Won't Report

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Lux

The future of health care reform hangs in the balance. We are in the fight of our lives -- but if you listen to the traditional media, you would think it is all over.

Health Insurance Reformers Continue Coming Out in Massive Numbers Saturday

Jeremy Bird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Bird

We knew change was not going to come easy. It never has. But, it is coming. I can feel it in the air here in Milwaukee.

Next Door To McCain Town Hall, Obama's Field Team Kicks Off National Tour

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

It was 2008 all over again Wednesday night as Organizing for America (OFA), formerly Obama for America, launched their cross-country "Reform Health Care Now: Let's Get It Done Tour" from Arizona...

Democrats Plan More Than 500 Reform Rallies

Politico | Chris Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with a souring public mood on health care reform, Democrats and their supporters are launching a national grassroots push Wednesday to show lawm...