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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Carl Gibson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Carl 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Recapping a Badger Game of Thrones

Josh Burstein | Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy
Josh Burstein

The year was 2010, and the loss of Senator Russ Feingold signaled the ringing in of a dark winter in Wisconsin.

Russ Feingold's Group On OFA: 'This Is What Selling Access Looks Like'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action is taking hits from a group led by campaign finance reform champion Russ Feingold, which is accusing the group of selling access...

Ryan Grim

GOP Senator Defends Hidden Giveaway In Fiscal Cliff Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch angrily defended the inclusion of a controversial provision in the fiscal cliff deal that will pay major dividends...

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...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Success 'A Huge Mistake,' Says Campaign Finance Reformer

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2010 election was a disaster for Democrats in Congress. The party lost 63 seats in the House of Representatives and six in the Senat...

Sam Stein

The Obama Campaign Embraces Super PACs, Despite Russ Feingold's Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

The debate over how Democrats should approach the proliferation of super PACs in the 2012 election cycle is over, and the voices of morality have lost...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan 'Don't Seem To Care' About Foreign Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold was one of the Senate's leading voices on foreign policy while in office, opposing the Iraq War and cal...

Paul Blumenthal

Russ Feingold: 'We're In A Constitutional Crisis'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold is taking the gloves off after the Supreme Court's summary reversal of a case that challenged its 2010 decisio...

Democrats Failed in Wisconsin Because They Failed Wisconsin

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

By refusing to campaign in Wisconsin before Tuesday's vote, President Obama proved he has no heart for engaging in a real debate about the sources of our economic crisis.

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold On The Key To Beating Scott Walker

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Former Wisconsin Democratic Senator Russ Feingold is confident Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) is going to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Wa...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi Says Boehner 'Wants To Go Over The Edge'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday of "want[ing] to go over the edge" when it comes ...

Russ Feingold Raising Money In Wisconsin Recall Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

On May 30, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) will have two big fundraisers to help him raise money in his campaign to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...