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Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

Sabrina Siddiqui

Progressives Hit GOP For Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- MoveOn.org, the progressive advocacy group, launched an ad campaign Monday targeting the Republican governors who have yet to embrace Ob...

Liberal Group Doubles Down On Social Security Fight

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

The liberal group MoveOn.org on Wednesday launched a new television advertisement calling on Congress to expand Social Security. "Even with rising ...

Announcing The Good Fight -- Picking up Where the Al Franken Show Left Off

Ben Wikler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Ben Wikler

That's when I found the progressive movement: the informal network of people and organizations working across race, class, sexuality, and origin to hold America to its best values, to the vision that all of us are created equal, and with inalienable rights

The Obamacare Disaster and the Poison of Party Loyalty

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

At this pivotal moment, progressives should not leave the messaging battle about the ACA to right wingers and Obama loyalists. While critiquing the law for its entanglement with the profit-voracious insurance industry, we should fight for quality healthcare for everyone

Friday Talking Points [278] -- ...And the Law Won

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week will be seen as a turning point in the future. Ted Cruz and his band of merry Tea Partiers fought the Obamacare law, with every ounce of energy they could muster. And the law won.

Progressives Call For Republican Leaders To Be Arrested For Sedition

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The 16-day shutdown of the federal government has finally come to an end, but many Americans are still furious about what they perceive as a GOP-spons...

Summers' Exit Could Open The Door For Chief Rival

AP | JULIE PACE and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Lawrence Summers, who was considered the leading candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, has withdrawn from ...

Summers Withdraws Name From Fed Chair Consideration

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has removed his name from consideration for Federal Reserve chair, The Wall Street Journal reported on Su...

New Era of 'Open Debates' Begins In Elizabeth Warren's Backyard

Adam Green | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Green

Open Debates will be a game changer in our political process -- ensuring that questions get asked that the public actually cares about. What starts in Massachusetts will hopefully become the norm for local, state, congressional, and even presidential debates in the future.

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Groups Pull Facebook Ads In Protest Of Mark Zuckerberg's Political Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive groups is pulling its ads from Facebook in protest over political positions taken by the organization started...

Time to Bell the Obama Cat

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The best way to sway members of Congress is to endanger their seats if they aren't willing to do the right thing. In the real world, politics isn't about playing cat and mouse. It's about power.

Obama Administration Faces Pressure On 'Too Big To Jail' Banks

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Activists will deliver petitions to Department of Justice offices around the country on Tuesday, calling on President Barack Obama to crack down on bi...

Petition Calls For Top California Republican To Resign Over Rape Comments

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Celeste Greig, president of the California Republican Assembly, is feeling the heat from progressive grassroots organizations calling for her resignat...

Amanda Terkel

MoveOn.org Loses Top Organizer In Major Shakeup

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- MoveOn.org's lead campaigner is departing the organization as the influential progressive group undergoes a major strategic reorientatio...

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Powerhouse Launches Radical Strategic Overhaul

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- MoveOn.org, one of the most influential progressive organizations in Washington, is dramatically reorienting its approach to politics, p...

A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity, and a Bottom-Up Revolution at MoveOn.org

Justin Ruben | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Justin Ruben

A year ago, student debt wasn't supposed to be a potent political issue. Then a lawyer from Staten Island named Robert Applebaum launched a petition o...

Elderly Woman Promises To Give Romney World's Biggest WHAT?!

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

MoveOn.org's latest entry into the world of political advertising uses the uncomfortable yet strangely amusing concept of profane senior citizens to e...

New Ad On Romney's Latino Joke: 'We'e Not Laughing'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Another ad was released on Wednesday criticizing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for comments revealed in secretly-taped footage, this tim...

Sam Stein

Progressive Groups Form 'Major' Alliance To Reelect Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of the top progressive groups in politics are teaming up for what their leaders say is a historic effort to aid President Barack Oba...

'Mitt Romney, Get Your Hand Out Of My Pocket!'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

A common complaint about the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney involves the barrage of negative ads. Liberal group Moveon.org sought...

MoveOn Endorses Three More For Senate

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org came out with more Senate candidate endorsements on Thursday, throwing its large grassroots backing behind Sen. ...

The Obama Defection: Former Supporters Turn On the President

Danny Schechter | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

Obama is under fire from his own supporters for failures and perceived betrayals linked in large part to his foreign policy, not health care or advocacy for it sex marriage or immigration reform.

Group Says Romney Should Condemn Florida Voter Purge

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

A new MoveOn TV ad urges Mitt Romney to condemn what it calls Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) "racist" effort to disenfranchise Latino voters. "Gove...

Why 7 Million Progressives Just Jumped Into the Presidential Race

Justin Ruben | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Justin Ruben

Today, MoveOn announced that its 7 million members have voted, with 91 percent in support, to endorse President Obama. Members believe the future of the economy and the middle class are at stake, they see this election as a choice between two candidates and they don't want to sit on the sidelines.