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Elizabeth Warren Announces First Campaign Stop Of 2016 Election Cycle

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will campaign for former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) in Madison next month, in an attempt to help one o...

Russ Feingold Comes Out For $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold endorsed gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour Tuesday in his first major pol...

Paul Blumenthal

Russ Feingold Proposes Anti-Super PAC Pledge | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold has asked incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to join him in pledging to keep o...

Russ Feingold Announces Senate Run

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Last week we got some very positive news about the upcoming campaign season: Former U.S. Senator -- and environmental champion -- Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) has announced that he's running for a rematch against dirty denier Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), who unseated him five years ago.

Vindicating the Ways of God to Man in Gihembe Refugee Camp

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

International media did not broadcast this important and moving ceremony, but camp residents and leaders used the power of still photography and social media to communicate thousands of words that demanded to be heard.

Daniel Marans

Russ Feingold Was Progressive Before It Was Cool | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

On a number of key issues -- the Iraq war, surveillance, criminal justice and same-sex marriage, among others -- Republicans and Democrats alike are r...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Running For Senate In 2016 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrat Russ Feingold announced Thursday that he will run for Senate in 2016, hoping to win back the seat he lost six years...

Jason Linkins

ICYMI: Here's Everything That Happened During The Netanyahu News Dump | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning, an event that was -- for many Beltwa...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Moving Closer To 2016 Senate Run | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russ Feingold has been reaching out to supporters in recent weeks to discuss a 2016 Senate bid to retake his old seat from Republican Ro...

Feingold's Departing Remarks to Foggy Bottom Require an Addendum

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

I was hopeful that Feingold would speak to the root causes of armed rebellions in the region. It was puzzling that the speech offered no mention of why armed groups are there in the first place. Does this reflect a fundamental misunderstanding, or worse, omission by State that illegal mining contributes to extreme poverty and deprivation?

Sam Stein

Will Russ Feingold Run For Senate Again? | Sam Stein | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russ Feingold will soon deliver his final speech as United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, closing one chapte...

Mitch McConnell Is Just Getting Started

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As Majority Leader McConnell wields greater power than he has ever held in his life, some hack pundits predict that such awesome power will have a moderating influence on him. Don't count on it. People who strive for power the way McConnell has done throughout his career cannot be trusted to "moderate" themselves.

9 Public Figures Who Rightly Opposed The Iraq War

Dennis Earl | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Dennis Earl

When the George W. Bush administration commenced its global sales pitch to invade Iraq in 2002, misplaced fear and overly rosy projections for its success helped make it happen. If only they had heeded the prescient warnings of these nine individuals.

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans File Suit To End McCain-Feingold Reform Law, Raise Unlimited Funds | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee and the Louisiana Republican Party filed suit in federal court Friday to overturn the decadeslong ban ...

Ben Affleck Casts Spotlight On Congo During Capitol Hill Visit

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Academy award-winner Ben Affleck sees a window of hope in the Congo after years of strife and he's urging Congress not to let the ...

Would an Elizabeth Warren Primary Challenge to Hillary Clinton Be Good for Democrats?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

No one else in the Democratic Party today can so effectively put together the broad coalition that elected Barack Obama and then add to that likely wins in states like West Virginia and Arkansas. Women, African Americans, Hispanics, and the young will all coalesce around Hillary if she is the candidate.

Jason Linkins

You Too Can Invent A Rival For Hillary Clinton | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Hillary Clinton: She might be running for president, because she once ran for president, that time before. Remember that? 2008? Lost the Democratic pr...

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...

Sustained Attention to Eastern Congo

Russ Feingold | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Russ Feingold

On a Sunday morning in late April, I was considering seriously a request I received from my friend John Kerry to join him at the State Department, and put some of the 18 years I spent on African issues as a U.S. Senator back to work on behalf of the United States.

Feingold Gets New Position

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that he has chosen former Sen. Russ Feingold as the new U.S. special representat...

Russ Feingold For Senate In 2016?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Former Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold last week left the door open to challenging the Republican who defeated him, teasing Democrats that he ...

How to Win the War on Terror: Repeal the Patriot Act

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

By the Fall of 2014, we all need to agree on two simple demands - that all members of the House and Senate who voted for the Patriot Act, and all of i...

Watch The One Senator Who Voted Against The Patriot Act Warn What Would Happen

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

After the Guardian revealed that the National Security Agency seized millions of Verizon customers' phone records through a secret court order, Rep. J...

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...

The Day My Boss Came Out For Gay Marriage

Jay Robaidek | Posted 05.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Robaidek

Sen. Russ Feingold's statement in Paddock Lake occurred the same year as a vote by the citizens of Wisconsin to change the state constitution to define marriage strictly as between a man and a woman. That November the change would easily be passed in Wisconsin to no one's surprise.