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Jane Hamsher

Lanny Davis And Jane Hamsher Yell Over Each Other On The Ed Show (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lanny Davis, former White House special counsel for the Clinton administration, and founder Jane Hamsher got into a shouting match ove...

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Politics?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

Jane Hamsher, Grover Norquist Call For Rahm Emanuel's Resignation

Firedoglake | Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, Grover Norquist and I are calling for an investigation into Rahm Emanuel's activities at Freddie Mac, and the White House's blocking of an Insp...

Setting the Record Straight on Our Health Care Legislation

Rep. Anna Eshoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Anna Eshoo

Jane Hamsher attributes nefarious motives to our health care reform effort and the resulting legislation. I fiercely disagree. It was carefully shaped to save lives and reduce costs.

Why Jane Hamsher and Howard Dean Can't Be Wrong

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If you think Howard Dean has gone too far left on health care reform or Jane Hamsher has attacked Obama too hard from the left -- then, fantastic, you are now officially a moderate! And more importantly, so is Obama.

Celebs Urged To Help Dump Hadassah Lieberman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the progressive blog Firedoglake called on Susan G. Komen for the Cure to drop Sen. Joe Lieberman's wife Hadassah as its "Global Ambassador...

The Killers Among Us (And Other Weak Arguments for the Senate Health Bill)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Have you heard? Progressives who oppose the Senate health bill are the moral equivalent of mass murderers. That argument is actually being made - along with the charge, ironically enough, that they're being too emotional.

Fate of Healthcare Reform Is in Joe Lieberman's Hands

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Progressive observers may be forgetting that the 60 votes in the Senate necessary to invoke cloture, in most people's calculations, includes Joe Lieberman (I-Hartford Insurance).

Foiled eBay Bidder Challenges Palin to $100,000 'On the Record' Dinner for Veterans' Charities

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Former banker Ken Morris will donate $100,000 to veterans' charities for a dinner with Sarah Palin and guests, on-the-record and taped so as to minimize misrepresentations.

Public Option Rides Again -- $100,000 In 24 Hours

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Leaving the obstructionists out of the equation, Democrats have the opportunity to come up with a bill that serves the needs of ordinary American families instead of the special interests

An Alternative to the Public Option I Could Live With

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I want health care form like a drink of cold water in the desert. But without either a public option or strong rate regulation, health care reform is a nightmare for the public and the federal budget.

George Soros Pledges $5 Million To Bankroll Health Care Push

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In another sign of the urgency gripping the pro-health care reform camp, billionaire George Soros has pledged to sink $5 million into the fight, the g...

Sam Stein

Breast Cancer Survivors New Face Of Progressive Push For Health Care (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A highly personalized push for health care reform is being launched in several key states, with breast cancer survivors urging reluctant Democrats to ...

How to Help Afghans When Congress Approves $100 Billion More in War

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

The increased presence of US forces in Afghanistan is the single greatest reason for the Taliban insurgency. And the more they surge, the more Congress will fund more war.

Congress Should Vote No on War Funding Bill

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

After years of working and voting to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congressional progressives have a chance to do just that.

Jane Hamsher's Call to Action Against the War/IMF Supplemental

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The White House and the House leadership want progressive Democrats in the House to abandon their constituents, their commitments, and their principles and vote for the War/IMF supplemental. But when progressive Democrats tried to have input into the process earlier, they were locked out by the leadership, on orders from the White House and Treasury.

Obama and the Left, Part 432 (And Counting)

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

We need progressive groups in regular in-depth policy meetings with the administration, even if that means they have to soft-pedal their criticisms some of the time to keep that access.

Dennis Perrin Sounds Off on Jon Stewart, Barack Obama, and The Nation

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christian Avard

Dennis Perrin: I would like to see more direct action but I knew early on in the Obama administration that it was just not going to happen.

Sam Stein

Harman: "Maybe I'm Even Wiretapped Now" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reportedly wiretapped during an investigation into Israeli agents, Rep. Jane Harman expressed outrage on Tuesday that her phone calls were being overh...

Rahm Emanuel's Think Tankers Enforce 'Message Discipline' Among 'Liberals'

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Independent journalists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn are now supporting the continuation of wars because their guy is now commander-in-chief.

Sam Stein

Progressives Launch Campaign Targeting Centrist Senate Dems | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of progressive groups and officials announced the launch of a media and grassroots campaign Tuesday to target conservative Democrats they ...

Serving Their Own Purposes

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I have no doubt that some of Obama's senior appointees will pursue their personal agenda even if it hurts their president, and progressives need to call them out on it.

Obama, Lieberman, and "The Hug": Color It Purple

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

We need pressures from the left in our party to remind us why we chose to be Democrats rather than Republicans.

Sam Stein

'Accountability Now': Bloggers And Progressive Groups Plan To Challenge Elected Dems | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of the most prominent names in progressive politics launched a major new organization on Thursday dedicated to pinpointing and aiding primary cha...

Live From Glamorous Washington DC!

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The celebrities who have descended on the town provide a sharp contrast to the old, stodgy (and let's face it, overly white) days of being overrun by the helmet heads of the GOP.