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Definitive Guide To Eyebrow-Raising GOP Immigration Remarks Unveiled

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

As Congress continues to debate if and when immigration reform can be reached, a California-based progressive group has compiled some of the Republica...

Meet Koch Brothers Employee David Spady, Darling of LA Fox "News"

Rick Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Want to know how the right-wing astroturf machine works? Want to see how they use power and money to drown out the voice of the people? Want to see the motivations behind the Koch Brothers' hit man in California?

Stigmatizing Marginalized People Is Not Progressive

Katharine Celentano | Posted 12.12.2012 | San Francisco
Katharine Celentano

With ads like the one Courage Campaign insists on keeping up, which proclaims, "Every year my 'cokehead' brother ruins Christmas," society tells addicts and their loves ones that addicts, not addiction, are bad.

Charlie Munger, Jr. -- Buying Elections with Daddy's Money

Rick Jacobs | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Folks, this is not an election; it's an auction. And if we let the highest bidders win, Californians -- all of us -- will lose.

An Open Letter to the LGBT Community: We Need Labor

Rick Jacobs | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Rick Jacobs

It's time for the LGBT communities to line up to oppose Prop. 32. You may have mixed feelings about labor unions, but the evidence is clear: If we lose organized labor as a funded political ally in California,the LGBT movement is in big trouble.

How the Big Banks Lost and Homeowners Won in California

Rick Jacobs | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business
Rick Jacobs

Bills that looked very much like the Homeowner Bill of Rights had been introduced for four years. They died in committee or on the floor at various times, until now. The difference?

Michelangelo Signorile

Freedom To Marry's Gay Marriage Efforts Are 'Misplaced,' Says LGBT Network Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices

The Courage Campaign, the California-based LGBT online organizing network which has been a force in the battle against Prop 8 and other initiatives, j...

An Unlikely Team: Grindr For Equality Joins The Courage Campaign For Gay Marriage Fundraising Push

Posted 02.24.2012 | Gay Voices

From Washington state to Maryland, the campaign for marriage equality has made some amazing strides already in 2012. But as the election year gear...

Prop 8's Backers Say They Will Seek A Full 9th Circuit Review: What This Means For The Case

Adam Bink | Posted 04.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Adam Bink

The Prop 8 proponents' decision today means that the road to a final decision on Prop 8 just got much longer. Nonetheless, the plaintiffs' attorneys have made it clear that they will seek to have the stay lifted, now that Prop 8 has been struck down by two separate courts.

Warren Buffet Definitely Not Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment

Warren Buffett is definitely not keeping up with the Kardashians. When asked by Time Magazine if he was versed in the storied exploits of reality s...

The Wall Street Journal Missed the Forest for the Trees on the Millionaires Tax of 2012

Rick Jacobs | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

I hope Mr. Arends will step back and look at what the Millionaires Tax of 2012 is all about, not just try to defend a tax code that helps the uber rich while punishing the very middle class he says he advises.

Occupy Plus Ballot Measure = A Millionaire's Tax in California

Rick Jacobs | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Progressives rail against Obama because he often refuses to stand on principle. Lately, he's been doing better. So when a clear, strong, populist and popular ballot measure comes along that can put the voice of the 99% into law, the time has come to sign on.

Governor Asks Voters For Tax Hike To Support Education

AP | By JUDY LIN | Posted 02.04.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown filed a ballot initiative on Monday asking California voters to increase taxes on themselves to generate more m...

Occupy Golf Course, or What Happens When You Interrupt Boehner's Golf Game

Rick Jacobs | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Speaker Boehner has a job, and that's to create more jobs. But when he's not keeping the House from voting on the American Jobs Act, he likes to go golfing and raise money.

Prop 8 Ruling One Year Later: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Right's Dirty Tricks

Rick Jacobs | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

A year ago today, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker overturned Prop 8. I thought the war had finally been won. We were elated. It was truly justice done. But as with so much else, it was also justice unfinished.

Koch Brothers To Host Gathering Of Right-Wing Billionaires At Palm Springs Resort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch are hosting their bi-annual secret gathering of right-wing billionaires at the Rancho Mirage Resort in Pal...

Next Sunday: Protest at Right-Wing Billionaires' Secret Summit near Palm Springs

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A broad coalition of consumer, community, labor, environmental, student, civil liberties, and faith-based groups are sponsoring a rally in Rancho Mira...

Battle Over Judge Retention In Iowa

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats is hoping Iowans will vote today to sack three Iowa Supreme Court judges who took part in ...

LGBT Community Impacted Personally By Politics Against Gay Rights

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

In response to a rash of recent news reports about young gay people committing suicide because of harassment, the Family Research Council will begin a...

PHOTOS: Courage Campaign's Rick Jacobs Hosts Book Party For Arianna Huffington

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Courage Campaign founder Rick Jacobs and his partner Shaun Kadlec hosted an intimate party at their West Hollywood home last night in honor of Arianna...

Same Sex Sunday: Rep. Jim McDermott, David Fleisher's Prop 8 Study, Prop 8 Ruling

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

On this week's Same Sex Sunday, Joe Mirabella started off the episode with an interview of Congressmen Jim McDermott (D-WA).

Sock Puppets and Sugar Daddies: NOM and GOProud Go Hand in Hand

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

The story of NOM and GOProud stands as a sad commentary on desperate people who realize that they stand at the fringes of America and history itself. Until progress prevails, we'll hold them all accountable.

Olson & Boies Exorcise the Ghosts of Homophobia Past

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Tomorrow, the legendary team of Ted Olson and David Boies present their final arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal trial on the constitutionality of Prop. 8, which outlaws gay marriage.

Equality on Trial: Judge Walker's Amazing Questions for Closing Argument

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

2010-06-10-walkersquestions.jpg On Tuesday, Judge Vaughn Walker issued a series of questions -- stunning in their breadth, complexity and essence -- for the parties to the federal Prop. 8 trial. Never in American history has homosexuality been on trial in this way.

Art & Activism: LA Rallies To MANIFEST EQUALITY (PHOTOS)

Manifest Equality | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

On Tuesday night in Hollywood the formerly abandoned Big Lots on Vine was packed with Angelenos uniting in the name of art and activism for the openi...