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Sam Levine

Ferguson Protests Reach White House Doorstep With Call For Prosecutor To Resign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of activists carried 900,000 petitions to the gates of the White House on Thursday afternoon demanding that Attorney General...

Hawaii's Schatz Opens Wide Lead Over Dem Challenger In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

A new poll suggests that a Democrat facing a credible primary challenge may have gained some momentum in his bid to be reelected to the Senate. Th...

Progressive Group Backs Leticia Van De Putte In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Democracy for America, a progressive advocacy group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D), broadened its political efforts in Texas as it end...

The Democracy for America Netroots Nation Scholarship Competition

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend Netroots Nation in San Jose, which was made possible through the Democracy for America Netroots Nation Sc...

Social Security Push Lands Endorsements For Begich, Merkley

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push to expand Social Security -- and the push back against attempts to cut it -- landed endorsements by a key progressive group Thu...

Dem Senator Nabs Major Endorsement From Progressive Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Democracy for America, a progressive group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D), waded into Hawaii's Democratic Senate primary Tuesday, anno...

Luke Johnson

Major Progressive Group Faces Layoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, the progressive political advocacy group formed by Howard Dean in the aftermath of his 2004 presidential campaign...

Top Progressive Staffer Joins Dean Group

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A top staffer for congressional progressives is leaving to become the new head of a political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard D...

John Celock

Howard Dean Expands Push To Elect Democrats In Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) is increasing its efforts to elect Democrats to the Virgin...

Dean Group Gives Christie Foe Boost

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

The political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) jumped into the New Jersey governor's race on Thursday, backing Republic...

My First Foray into Politics and Bringing You the Power

Arshad Hasan | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

Some people get into politics because their parents were political, or because their friends got them into it, or maybe they were idealistic in the...

How a Grassroots Campaign Started It All For Me

Howard Dean | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Howard Dean

Not many people know it, but I got my start in politics when I began a small grassroots group called the Citizens' Waterfront Group that was dedica...

Purple-to-Blue: Fighting for State Legislatures

Arshad Hasan | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

I also spend every day fighting to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, and most importantly telling them that their vote matters. Yet these same Virginia Republicans have pursued legislation that directly undermines our voting process.

Howard Dean Rips VA GOP Governor Candidate

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

Former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss his new project, Purple To Blue, w...

Howard Dean Announces New Move

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) announced Tuesday that the political action committee he founded would launch a campaign to flip state legislature...

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.

Why the House Matters

Arshad Hasan | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

Much like our candidates running for Senate seats, Democrats have a number of strong progressives running in tight, but winnable races. We need 25 seats to take control of the House, and we have dozens of progressives running to make sure we have a shot.

Howard Dean Endorses Lori Saldaña in Must-Watch Congressional Race

Taylor Leake | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Taylor Leake

Governor Howard Dean, former Presidential candidate and past head of the Democratic National Committee, was in San Diego this past Tuesday to throw hi...

Giffords, Payne Special Elections Heat Up

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

The races to fill open seats in Congress in Arizona and New Jersey have heated up, with a national Democratic group releasing an ad in Grand Canyon St...

Paul Blumenthal

"Make It As Difficult And Painful For Big Money To Be In Our Politics"

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive grassroots organization Democracy for America launched a new campaign to push back against the Supreme Court's 2010 ruli...

Ryan Grim

Why Did Progressives Lose An Illinois Congressional Race So Badly?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After several rounds of painful soul searching, Washington-based progressives are comparing notes on Ilya Sheyman's stunning open-primar...

Matt Sledge

Anti-War Progressive Running For Congress Promises To Be Obama's Foil

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

California's North Coast is nearly synonymous with a New Age-y strand of progressivism. For two decades, Rep. Lynn Woolsey has represented it in Congr...

A Battleground District in a Battleground State

Rev. Angela Zimmann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Rev. Angela Zimmann, Ph.D.

Welcome to the 2012 election cycle in Northwest Ohio's 5th district, a historically Republican area in a battleground state. Enter re-districting (100...

Mollie Reilly

Influential Progressive Group Announces Top 10 House Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, the grassroots group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, has named its top 10 progressive candidates in t...

Zach Carter

Progressives' Fundraising Strength Tested By Key Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The first major test of the activist progressive fundraising machine for the 2012 elections is developing in North Carolina, where a Republican-engine...