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Russ Feingold

The Right Campaign Metrics for Obama's Promises and Performance

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Even as the results from actual, live campaigns in Virginia and New Jersey roll in, the political and media establishment is fixated on the anniversary of Obama's election.

Ride the Populist Wave: Restore Glass-Steagall!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Populism is not so much a political stance (as "conservatism" is, for instance) as it is a political tactic. Meaning it can be used equally well by either side of our current American political divide.

Key Senators, Krugman Call for Tariffs on High-Carbon-Footprint Imports

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

In the wake of the China tire-import decision, we have heard a lot of rhetoric falsely labeling it as the beginning of a trade war. It is not. Workers around the world are engaged in an effort to protect themselves.

Ryan Grim

WATCH: DoJ Official Blows Cover Off PATRIOT Act | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the debate over the PATRIOT Act, the Bush White House insisted it needed the authority to search people's homes without their permission or knowled...

Am I Free to Speak?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

We have, for some decades now, been in an era that the framers did not anticipate, in which the reach and influence of money could shape the political landscape like never before.

Will the Corporate Supremes Now Dance on Democracy's Corpse?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

The contradiction between human rights and corporate power is at the core of the cancer now killing our democracy.

McCain Calls Out Chief Justice Roberts Over Campaign Finance Case

True Slant | Kate Klonick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday marked the first case in front of newly-minted Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and the Court spared no controversy. The case, Citizens United v. F...

Court signals it may loosen campaign spending

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may let businesses and unions spend freely to help their favored candidates in time for nex...

Russ Feingold: A Flexible Timetable To Bring Troops Home From Afghanistan | RUSS FEINGOLD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After nearly eight long years, we seem to be no closer to the end of the war in Afghanistan. In fact, given the current buildup of U.S. troops and the...

Feingold, Breaking Washington Taboo, Calls for Afghanistan Withdrawal Timetable

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Yesterday, Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin broke a Washington taboo. He called for a "timetable" for withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan.

Feingold Pessimistic That Health Care Reform Bill Will Pass This Year

Roll Call | David M. Drucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) predicted last week that Congress would fail to approve a health care reform bill this year, according to the Lakeland Tim...

Sen. Feingold Wants Timetable For Withdrawal From Afghanistan

ABC News | David Chalian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has been keenly aware of discontent among many in its liberal base with regard to its Afghanistan policy and an expected requ...

Senior Democrats Call Public Health Care Option Essential

Washington Post | Anne E. Kornblut and Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several leading Democrats voiced concern Monday about an apparent White House shift on health-care reform, objecting to signals from senior administra...

Obama Should Nominate Feingold Next to Supreme Court

Matthew Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Rothschild

Obama would do himself proud, and his progressive base proud, and the Constitution proud, by nominating Russ Feingold to fill the next vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Feingold To Oppose Afghan War Troop Increase

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If Gen. Stanley McChrystal proposes, as expected, an increase in U.S. troops for the Afghanistan war, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) is "likely to oppose...

My Interview with the Man Who Spent 16 Years in Jail Because Sonia Sotomayor Denied His Appeal

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Jeffrey Deskovic's case highlights some startling flaws in the US court and prison system, and a potential weakness in Sotomayor's judicial style: her history of preferring procedure over innocence.

Sam Stein

Feingold Writes Holder: Investigate Bush-Era CIA Policies | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Russ Feingold, who has played a leading private and public role in pushing for an investigation into possible illegalities under President Bus...

America's Waterways Need Help - and, Yes, You Can Help

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

By some estimates, 60 percent of U.S. creeks, rivers, and streams and tens of millions of acres of wetlands and other sensitive waterbodies have lost federal protection in the last few years due to the Supreme Court's decisions.

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, ...

Condi Rice's Tortured Macaca Moment

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Rice's recent incident shows the prospects for what we might call a substantive Macaca Moment -- using YouTube and citizen media to scrutinize our leaders on the issues, not gaffes.

Arthur Delaney

Consumer Protection Measure Introduced In Senate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would prevent companies from forcing consumers and employees into arbitration agreements....

Feingold Gives Obama A "D" On State Secrets

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is receiving a "D" for his handling of state secrets in a "rule of law" report card prepared by fellow Democrat Russ Feingold, a Wisco...

How Do You Ask a Man to Be the Last Man to Die for a Mistake in Afghanistan?

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

We should be seeing more soldiers like Reyes sitting before Congress, if not to channel Kerry's anti-war passion from 38 years ago, then to alert the nation to what's really going on in this war.

Brave Afghan Vet Demands Answers from Congress

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Rick Reyes's testimony raises critical concerns that Congress must address before approving a massive supplemental war funding bill in the next few weeks.

Arthur Delaney

Feingold To Obama: Hold Off On Prosecution Decision | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Russ Feingold sent a letter to President Obama Wednesday praising the White House's release of Justice department memos that provided legal ju...