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Progressives, Tea Parties and the Rise of We Generation Politics

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Candidates' ability to ally progressives with Democrats (and tea partiers with Republicans) may well determine the outcome of the 2010 and 2012 elections.

Democrats Are on the Path to Doom -- I Want Off

Mickey Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mickey Kaus

If you really cared about wages of the working poor -- including the Latino working poor -- you'd want to make sure that this wave of 12 million illegals was the last wave.

The DNC, DCCC and DSCC Need Makeovers

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

An emerging coalition of new and traditional progressive power is placing the "old guard" in the Democratic establishment on notice that the status quo is no longer acceptable, and they had best adapt or face the consequences.

Shahien Nasiripour

10 Years Ago Today, Congress Allowed For "Too Big To Fail" | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On the 10th anniversary of Congress voting to repeal the law that had long separated Main Street commercial banking from Wall Street investment bankin...

Friday Talking Points [95] -- A Call To Action

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.

Friday Talking Points [91] -- Win One For Teddy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling for some sort of decorous avoidance of politics during politicians' funerals is downright ridiculous. It'd be like eulogizing Charles Lindbergh and not mentioning airplanes.

The GOP Wants to Define Ted Kennedy's Funeral

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

It's a shame that our political exchange has come to this, but the GOP is preparing to pigeonhole any reference to health care at Sen. Kennedy's upcoming funeral as playing politics.

Honoring Paul Wellstone's Legacy: Fighting Like Hell for Health Care Reform

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Many Senators referred to Paul as "The Conscience of the Senate." Only 5 feet 4 inches tall and with a severe limp, Wellstone would stand on the floor of the Senate and rail against corporate interests.

Jason Linkins

NRSC Distorts Franken Video To Make New Senator Look Angry (VIDEO) [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[UPDATED, below.] The GOP is running this ad online, lamenting the fact that the Democrats now have the sixtieth Senate vote in the form of Al Franke...

Sam Stein

Glass-Steagall Act: The Senators And Economists Who Got It Right | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The footage of him speaking on the Senate floor has become something of a cult flick for the particularly wonky progressive. The date was November 4, ...

Geoghegan: Rhymes with Reagan, Thinks Like Wellstone

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Cobble

A special election with 12 Democratic primary candidates means even intelligent, principled, thoughtful, change-oriented candidates have a chance.

Could Gitmo Get Worse? The Policy Implications of Executive Accountability

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

If we can't attain a national consensus against surveillance trampling the rights of every American, what hope exists of a progressive consensus emerging on torture or detention?

Key Witness in Rove Probes Killed

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Mike Connell's untimely death will haunt Karl Rove and the Republican Party. As the key witness in investigations into election fraud and the destruc...

Obama's Replacement: Schakowsky Pushing For Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, long rumored to be interested in replacing Barack Obama in the Senate, confirmed her interest to the AP through a spokesman ...

Republican Front Group Skirts Election Law: Attacked Wellstone, Attacking Shaheen

Mandy Grunwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mandy Grunwald

The Shaheen-Sununu rematch is one of the most important in the country. It's the Democrats' best chance of knocking off an incumbent -- but the AJS is up to its old tricks.

Interview With Al Franken

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For all the people who scoffed at the idea of a former comedian running for such a high public office, it can now be strongly stated that Al Franken's Senate campaign is definitely no joke.