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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...

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

A Prize for Simply Doing What's Right

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The honor of a prize for those "who speak truth to power" is ironically unfortunate. The need to speak such truth at all, to illustrate how selfish profit motives too frequently take precedence over the health care needs of real people, remains a tragedy.

It's The Money, Stupid

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Before we can achieve major reforms like Medicare, education, fiscal, and energy policy reform, we must first reform the way money enters our political campaigns.

Obama's Next Steps

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.

Friday Talking Points [145] -- A Democratic Epitaph

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An interesting article caught my eye last week, but what with all the election hoopla, I haven't had a chance to write about it before now. But even ...

Are Progressives Fiddling While Rome Burns?

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

If fall of 2008 was "silly season", then what does that make this election cycle? We are in a critical moment (yes, I know someone says that every ...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold's Giant Cheddarbomb

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A clever fundraising campaign by Sen. Russ Feingold's (D-Wis.) campaign has netted $435,971 from more than 15,000 donors in just one day, aided by an ...

Ron Johnson, Tea Party GOP Senate Candidate, Explains Climate Change As A Result Of 'Sunspot Activity' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ron Johnson, the Tea Party-backed GOP Senate candidate hoping to topple Sen. Russ Feingold in Wisconsin, has a simple explanation for why climate chan...

Friday Talking Points [131] -- Democratic Campaign Advice

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week, Congress -- moving with its usual less-than-blinding speed -- passed a Wall Street reform bill, a mere two years after the crisis hit. Wal...

2010 Midterms: Jobs vs. Wars in California

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Josh Mull

At some point up in Sacramento, the people's representatives got together and decided, "Sorry guys, we just don't have room for healthy families anymore."

Senators Want to Create Public Earmark Database

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and a bipartisan group of Senators will propose legislation Tuesday to create a new, centralized earmark database to provide...

Feingold Outraged, McCain Disappointed At Supreme Court Decision

Politico | kasie hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Russ Feingold is seething mad. John McCain is giving more of a disappointed shrug. The senators whose names were associated with the landmark campaig...

FBI Watch List Includes 400,000 People

Washington Post | Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a 12-month period ended in March this year, for example, the U.S. intelligence community suggested on a daily basis that 1,600 people qualified...

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.

Sen. Ted Kennedy: A Loss for the Nation Should Not Mean a Loss for Democracy

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

As the nation honors Sen. Kennedy, I trust his former advisers will drop this effort to revise Massachusetts law in pursuit of short-term partisan advantage.

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...

Obama's Radical Gitmo Plan

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama's controversial detention plan for Guantanamo detainees keeps leaking and it is a fundamentally radical, dangerous and potentially unconstitutional approach.

Sam Stein

Feingold Rebukes Obama For Detainee Photo Reversal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Russ Feingold became one of the first elected officials to criticize Barack Obama for his reversal on releasing of detainee abuse in a stateme...

Sam Stein

Feingold Sought Bybee's Torture Memo Back In '03, Suggests Impeachment Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Criticism of Judge Jay Bybee and calls for his impeachment continue to grow, with two leading progressives airing serious concerns about the infamous ...

Feingold Slams Obama For Extraordinary Rendition Decision

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Russ Feingold is sharply criticizing the Obama administration over its controversial decision to maintain the Bush administration's position i...

Friday Talking Points [55] -- "Bretton Woods II"? Not Quite.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to begin here today by stomping all over a cutesy term the media has come up with for the upcoming economic "summit" George W. Bush is holding ...

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

Dodd And Feingold Will Filibuster Telecom Immunity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Russ Feingold (D-WI) released the following statement today in response to the announcement that the Senate this week w...