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Zach Carter

Progressives Rally To Representatives' Call For Tougher Bank Rules | Zach Carter | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three members of Congress this week sent a letter to top federal regulators urging them to adopt tougher capital requirements for big ba...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Broke Super PAC Pledge During Campaign | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama quietly attended a fundraising event for the allied super PAC Priorities USA less than a month before the 2012 el...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Group Jumps Into Fight To Defeat Scott Walker | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives United, the political action committee founded by former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), jumped into the Wisconsin gubernatori...

President Obama's Syria Strike Poses Major Challenge to Backers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

One risk was obvious. And that is that with or without Congress's authorization, waging war against a nation that has not directly attacked or poses any direct threat to the United States again tags the U.S. as the dreaded, and in the Middle East, hated aggressor and bully.

Amanda Terkel

Progressives Turn Up Heat On Mark Zuckerberg | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive groups are turning up the heat on Mark Zuckerberg's immigration group, calling on its backers to pull out in order to...

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Groups Pull Facebook Ads In Protest Of Mark Zuckerberg's Political Strategy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive groups is pulling its ads from Facebook in protest over political positions taken by the organization started...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Feingold Group Takes Action Against Outrageous Deal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Russ Feingold's (D-Wis.) non-profit group, Progressives United, launched a petition Tuesday criticizing the pharmaceutical company Amgen f...

Feingold Fundraises For Barrett In Wisconsin Recall

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) is already raising money for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who won a Democratic gubernatorial primary election on Tu...

Russ Feingold: Let Bush Tax Cuts Expire

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) called on his colleagues Wednesday to follow up on their upcoming vote on the Buffett Rule and allow the Bush tax c...

An Open Letter to Russ Feingold: Why You Have to Run for Governor

Mitchell Bard | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

This recall election will determine whether Scott Walker continues to damage the lower and middle classes in Wisconsin, and you may, in fact, be the only candidate that can beat him.

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Endorses In Wisconsin Senate Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former senator Russ Feingold is giving a boost to Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) in her run for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, encouraging progr...

Occupy Wall Street: A Bottom Up Revolution in Need of Leadership to Define Its Mission

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Many of us wondered when it would happen, what it would take to ignite a national outcry against those that are destroying the American Dream for millions for their own selfish gain.

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Endorses Elizabeth Warren | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren's campaign for U.S. Senate received a major endorsement on Tuesday, picking up the support of former Wisconsin senator ...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Not Running In 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dashing the hopes of many Wisconsin progressives, former Democratic senator Russ Feingold announced on Friday that he will not be runnin...

A Campaign for Congress Worthy of Our Attention

Pearl Korn | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

It has often been said that politics is not a spectator sport. There is no greater truth, especially these days. Yet we progressives do see glimmers of hope surfacing here and there, including in exciting places like Wisconsin.

Social Security's Biggest Threat: The Debt Deal Super Committee

Russ Feingold | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Russ Feingold

Unless congressional leaders appoint progressives willing to stand up to moneyed interests, the new congressional super committee will be nothing less than a chopping block for Social Security.

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Expands Progressives United | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold is expanding his Progressives United operation, launching a 501(c)(4) and a new website on Monday...

The Dems' Decision to Go the Super PAC Route Is Wrong

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Democrats need to give the American people a reason to support their party, and in my mind they can do that by supporting the public financing of elections and passing an amendment canceling out the Citizens United decision.

Russ Feingold Is Emerging as a Significant Force Against Corporate Control of Our Government

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln's famous words of hope for a "... government of the people, by the people, for the people..." will yet ring true again -- with a little help from Russ Feingold and his growing movement.

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold: 'The Democratic Party Is In Danger Of Losing Its Identity' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold issued Democrats a dire warning at the annual Netroots Nation conference here on Thursday...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Raises More Than $130,000 For Wisconsin Dem Recall Candidates | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russ Feingold has raised more than $130,000 in less than a week for the nine Democrats running in Wisconsin's recall elections. The fund...

Can The DNC and Our President Break Their Establishment Ties?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

For the DNC to become relevant again, it needs to truly embrace that spirit of "change" from 2008 and support some real Progressives for Congress in 2012.

Sam Stein

Potential Feingold Candidacy Has Democrats Torn | Sam Stein | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The abrupt announcement by Senator Herb Kohl that he will retire at the end of this term has left a void in the Democratic Party -- and ...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold's PAC Fighting Corporate Influence Brings In $1 Million | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since its launch on Feb. 16, the political action committee that former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold started to fight corporate influ...