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Joe Biden To Speak At Netroots Nation

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will mingle with liberal activists next week at the Netroots Nation convention. Netroots Nation says the...

Myriad Movements, Not Quite a Movement

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

I spent the last couple of days at Netroots Nation, and it was one impressive gathering. Netroots is highly professional in how it's organized and wonderfully amateur in its inclusiveness. Most of this year's attendees were first-timers, including me. As a veteran of a different generation whose progressive and journalistic life winds back to the antiwar and civil rights movements of the 1960s and Pacifica Radio in its heyday, I felt both like an anthropologist exploring a whole other era and culture of activism and like a grandfather encouraged that the kids are carrying it on, in antic and ingenious ways that my generation couldn't have imagined. I'll take Netroots over Yippies and Weathermen any day. What I observed was lots of amazingly creative, funny, principled, affirming, joyous people, mostly young, and lots of movements making a difference. And yet the movements don't quite aggregate to a Movement.

Nick Wing

Pelosi Booed Over Snowden Remarks

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) drew vocal backlash Saturday for her answers to questions about National Security Ag...

Netroots Nation 2013: Live Video Of Keynote Speeches, Panels, Interviews

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

Thousands of liberal bloggers, blog readers and political operatives have gathered in San Jose, California this week for the 2013 Netroots Nation conf...

Dem Senator Headlining Big Conference

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) will give the opening keynote adress at the Netroots Nation conference next month in San Jose, Calif., according to an emai...

Netroots Nation 2012: Where I Got My Hope Back

Paul Hogarth | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

With Republicans running Congress, the president having angered much of the left and Governor Scott Walker surviving last week's Wisconsin recall, Netroots could have been really depressing.

Michelangelo Signorile

WATCH: Transgender Equality Panel A Highlight At Progressive Blogger Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Netroots Nation, the annual convention of progressive bloggers and activists that took place over the weekend in Providence, Rhode Island, for the fir...

Zach Carter

Foreclosure Activist's Bank Can't Tell Her How Much She Owes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Lynn Szymoniak's four-year foreclosure nightmare is finally over -- but the high-profile activist and attorney said she couldn't f...

Zach Carter

Eric Schneiderman's Office Spars With Foreclosure Activist, Blogger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Relations have soured between some foreclosure activists and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who earned praise for hi...

Zach Carter

Obama Foreclosure Program Criticized By Expert Panel

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Former Wall Street bailout watchdog Neil Barofsky blasted the banking industry on Friday for inflicting a litany of abuses on Amer...

Support Net Neutrality to Preserve a Free and Democratic Internet

Sen. Mark Udall | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Sen. Mark Udall

Net Neutrality guarantees a level playing field for all websites and Internet users. It ensures that everyone has a voice on the Internet and that no one can be silenced simply because they can't afford to pay. We need to keep it that way.

Fighting For America's Middle Class, Netroots Nation 2011

Al Franken | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Al Franken

Medicare, and Medicaid, and investment in infrastructure, and public education, and workers' rights, and civil rights, -- these aren't just good progressive ideas, they're examples of traditional American values.

Netroots Panel On Black Voter Turnout Sparks Debate

Judy Lubin | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Judy Lubin

Joblessness in the black community combined with the oft-heard sentiment that the president has "dissed" his most loyal base has been the subject of h...

The Lion's Den That Was Netroots Nation

Sally Kohn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Should the "professional left" aggressively push the Obama administration to do more for working families? Hell yeah! Yet the tone of the questioning was infinitely more critical than friendly.

"You're Not America"

Carl Pope | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

That was the message Van Jones had for the hard-right and Glenn Beck during his keynote at Netroots Nation.

Amanda Terkel

Al Franken Calls For More Robust Senate Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) seems to have few Democratic allies in Congress interested in rejecting corporate dollars and undisc...

Zach Carter

Netroots Panel Demands Action From Obama On Foreclosures

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Neither Congress nor the Obama administration have shown much initiative to fix the nation's deepening foreclosure problem of late, but...

Memo to Media: Netroots Is Not Just Liberals Bashing Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 08.17.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Stories recounting liberals' "frustration" and disappointment with Obama are dominating coverage of this year's Netroots Nation. But these stories miss the mark, fitting into a precooked narrative about "Progressives vs. Obama."

Zach Carter

WATCH: Netroots Nation and RightOnline Activists Join Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Netroots Nation and RightOnline held competing conferences in Minneapolis this week, generating an unusual amount of ideological...

Netroots Nation 2011: Watch All The Keynote Speeches, Panels And Interviews Live

Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

Roughly 2,000 liberal bloggers, blog readers and political operatives are gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week for the 2011 Netroots Nation c...

Netroots at a Crossroads in Minneapolis This Weekend

Paul Hogarth | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Even if the President whom we all worked hard for cares more about the deficit than jobs, caves to the Senate Republican minority on the Bush tax cuts, and proposes draconian budget cuts for the poor, now is not the time to just give up.

A Time for Action -- Not Servility

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

It's a time for new activism -- built upon one of the great achievements of the last decade: the rise of independent media.

Catch a Fire: Activists Fighting "Corrective Rape" in South Africa Take Campaign Global

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Huff-Hannon

Corrective rape, or rape against gay women as a form of "curing" them, has fast become a ubiquitous form of targeted sexual violence in South Africa.

As Netroots Still Rage at Gibbs, Long-Term Jobless Left Behind

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

Amid the anger among progressives over White House spokesman Robert Gibbs' attack on the"professional left," a leading cause of the wide-rangi...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

If Robert Gibbs had walked around Las Vegas last week talking to the professional left, he would have learned what I did: that progressives, liberals, and Democrats are as diverse as the day is long.