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House Health Care Vote Transforms the Political Landscape

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

By Election Day, there will be very few districts where a vote for health care reform is unpopular. But I would also argue, that this fall we will see clear evidence that courage itself is very popular.

Sam Stein

MoveOn Raises $1 Million-Plus To Target Anti-Health Care Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just days after launching a petition drive to raise funds for primary challengers against Democrats who help defeat health care reform, the progressiv...

MoveOn Pressures Undecided Lawmakers On Health Care: 'Which Side Of History Will You Be On?'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MoveOn.org launched a new pro-health care reform television spot on Monday encouraging voters to call their representatives and ask them "which side o...

Sam Stein

MoveOn Fundraising Against Anti-Health Care Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a warning shot to wavering Democrats, the progressive action group MoveOn.org is making a major push to raise money on behalf of primary challenger...

Why Progressives Should Back the President's Plan.

Ben Brandzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Brandzel

The last time we abandoned health reform, the failure to deliver ushered in a devastating era of hard-right dominance in Washington. We had to fight for 16 years just to get back to this point.

Heather Graham Stars In MoveOn Public Option Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Heather Graham stars in a new MoveOn.org ad celebrating the "return" of the public option. "When a majority of Americans supports something, it's...

John Murtha Showed Us How to Be Strong

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

Democrats need to be a party that projects strength not through the belligerence of our policies but through the strength of our advocacy. John Murtha showed us how to do this.

The Super Bowl Slippery Slope: Advertising and Free Speech

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

I have to start off with an admission. I haven't watched the Super Bowl in over twenty years. Bone crushing violence does nothing for me. I prefer...

The Message of Massachusetts: Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Bill Clinton saw it clearly when he was running for President against Bush I. It became his mantra: "It's the economy, stupid." Clinton wanted to ref...

Sam Stein

MoveOn Launches Fundraising Drive For Anti-Lieberman Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The progressive community is moving swiftly against Sen. Joseph Lieberman for killing the public option for insurance coverage and the provision to ex...

Putting the Power Back in the Hands of the People Against Rogue Democrats

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

As the health care fight approaches its end game, there's now a way for us, as ordinary citizens, to exercise power, and create enough of a potential cost to deter conservatives standing in the way.

MoveOn.Org Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Billl

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The liberal group MoveOn.org is opposing the Senate health care bill and urging Democrats to block it. In a letter to members Frid...

The Do Good Web

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Swadeshi means self-sufficiency. It was a key part of Gandhi's strategy to free India from British rule. Today, there's a new kind of swadeshi with online social activism.

MoveOn Holding Emergency Rally At White House Over Health Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MoveOn.org is once again battling President Obama -- this time over health care reform. The progressive advocacy organization recently clashed with O...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Leaderless: Senate Pushes For Public Option Without Obama's Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is actively discouraging Senate Democrats in their effort to include a public insurance option with a state opt-out clause as p...

Jeff Muskus

MoveOn Fighting Bernanke Reappointment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Ben Bernanke wants the people to give him a second term, according to a leading progressive advocacy organization, he'd better convince them he's o...

We Need a Clean Vote Now on Afghanistan Escalation

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Already, President Obama has ordered Marine units to be deployed later this month. If Congress waits for months to debate the issue, most of the new troops may already be in place.

Why We Lost Healthcare

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

For Obama to do his job, he needs progressives to do theirs: let progressives fight on the left flank to make room for the President to steer a middle course. Otherwise the "centrists" will always win.

Sam Stein

Dawn Smith, Brain Tumor Victim: How Her Story Became Rallying Cry For Health Care Reform Supporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The past few years of Dawn Smith's life have been a medical nightmare turned around only when her story became a rallying cry for health care reform. ...

Leaders Absent at Health Care Demonstration in Midtown

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

Somehow not a single Democratic politician, official or one of their minions in the entire state of New York was available to make an appearance.

MoveOn Relaunches "Red-Handed" Campaign Against Anti-Reform Republicans (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MoveOn.org has brought back its "Red Handed" ads from the 2006 election to target vulnerable Republicans who have voted against health care reform. ...

MoveOn.org And R.E.M. Encourage Americans To Promote Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MoveOn.org members submitted photos last week with how them and their families were suffering from health care issues. MoveOn took these photos and cr...

R.E.M. And MoveOn.org Team Up For Health Care Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An R.E.M. song provides the soundtrack for a new video from MoveOn.org in support of health care reform. The ad, which uses personal stories to make ...

A Party Is Not a Movement

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Though the 2006 and 2008 elections were billed as progressive movement successes, the story behind them highlights a longer-term failure.

Daily Pulse: Goldfish and the Public Option

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

Perhaps the biggest drawback of Obama's hands off approach is that administration can't make a positive case for reform. So, the president has decided to step in and dictate terms to Congress.