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Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers More Likely To Meet With Campaign Donors Than Constituents, New Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its famous Citizens United decision in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to big spending by outside groups, rejecting the ...

A Big Day for Diplomacy With Iran

Matt Lockshin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Lockshin

Monday could go down in history as the day we took our first step toward a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran that prevents the country from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon. But the peaceful resolution of international concerns about Iran's nuclear program is hardly assured.

If Movement Fails to Draw the Line Against Keystone XL in TX & OK, We All Flunk the Climate Test

Tom Weis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.

Kate Sheppard

Big Enviro Groups Bail On State's Major Fracking Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California passed what is arguably the toughest bill regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the country on Wednesday, and Gov....

Could Avaaz Help Us Stop the U.S. Bombing of Syria?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

We are within reach of doing something unprecedented: stopping a U.S. war before it starts by means of a Congressional vote. We have public opinion our side including a majority of Democrats, a majority of Republicans, and a majority of Independents.

Kate Sheppard

California Is On Fire And Its GOP Rep Insists It Has Nothing To Do With Global Warming

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a town hall that global warming "is a total fraud" perpetuated by people who "...

Enviros Gear Up For Mass Arrests Ahead Of Keystone XL Decision

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Other 98% say they are organizing more than 750 activists to lead mass act...

Lucia Graves

Obama Lays Out Second-Term Climate Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked his executive authority to undertake a slew of measures aimed at curbing climate change and pr...

Amanda Terkel

Progressives Turn Up Heat On Mark Zuckerberg

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

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

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senators Attacked Over NRA Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive group CREDO Action launched a new attack Wednesday targeting the senators who voted against legislation to expand background...

Support for Keystone XL Pipeline 'Zucks,' Facebook Says

OnEarth | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jessica Camille Aguirre, OnEarth Usually when hordes of people threaten to quit Facebook, it's over an unpopular redesign or a sneaky switch in the...

Lucia Graves

Environmentalists Don't Know What To Do About Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green

President Obama may approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline later this year, but that hasn't stopped him from accepting money from activists lo...

Lucia Graves

Massive Keystone XL Protest Awaits Obama At Fundraiser

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will be met on a fundraising trip to San Francisco next month by hundreds of activists urging him to reject a per...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Gun Control Advocates Protest At The NRA's Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates marched to the National Rifle Association's Capitol Hill office on Monday, in an effort to pressure the powerful o...

Sarah Bufkin

Women Cited By Super PAC As Key To Allen West's Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since his defeat to a 29-year-old political newcomer, the media and political strategists have been speculating as to what happened to R...

A Progressive Corporation and Its Campaign to Take Down 10 Tea Party House Members

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the conventions and the two men who would be president have been uppermost in our minds for the past two weeks, we should not lose sight of other critical races going on across the country, in particular those in the House of Representatives.

GOP Rep Drives Away From Constituent's Minimum Wage Question

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

As part of its mission to topple Tea Party Republicans across the country, the San Francisco-based CREDO SuperPac confronted Rep. Sean Duffy about the...

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...

Ryan Grim

Senior Advocates To AARP: 'Americans Don't Want Cuts To Social Security'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two separate campaigns have been launched to pressure AARP to stand firm against cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. The camp...

Tyler Kingkade

Worker Activists Deliver Petitions Against Jobless Discrimination To Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor advocates delivered 250,000 petitions in support of an initiative to ban hiring discrimination against the jobless on Wednesday, h...

Paige Lavender

Major Coal Company Plans To Mine Under High School

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A subsidiary of the second-largest coal company in the United States is seeking permission to mine directly underneath a high school in ...

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

Online Campaign Targets Employees Of Law Firm Fighting Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive organization is targeting employees at the law firm King & Spalding with an online campaign aimed at preventing House Spea...

Time for NPR and PBS to End Their Abusive Relationship with Congress

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

The hundreds of millions of people who watch and listen to PBS and NPR didn't make public media a partisan issue; a few political operatives attacking public media made it a partisan issue.