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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...

Jon Ward

Silicon Valley Conservatives Plan A Netroots For The Right | Jon Ward | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of young conservative tech entrepreneurs who set out in 2013 to connect conservatives in Silicon Valley aim to put their fledglin...

The Democracy for America Netroots Nation Scholarship Competition

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend Netroots Nation in San Jose, which was made possible through the Democracy for America Netroots Nation Sc...

Friday Talking Points -- Professional Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.

Touching Our Netroots: African-Americans Create Place and Space at Annual Progressive Conference

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Progressivism at all times should be about ideas, coalition building and if nothing else, respect. It is important we move forward, yet, never mistake mere action for progress.

Touching Our Netroots: African-Americans Create Place and Space at Annual Progressive Conference

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Lauren Brown Jarvis

"If we do not go out of our way to make ourselves visible we will not be." Progressivism at all times should be about ideas, coalition building and ...

Washington Watch: Week 21 - "Full Court Press"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

Week 21 -- All eyes on the Supreme Court for landmark rulings; and progressive activists and bloggers gathered in San Jose for Netroots Nation. Ruli...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Rural Dem Senate Candidate Would Oppose Background Checks As Too Weak | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Senators who blocked a broadly popular attempt to reduce gun violence by requiring universal background checks for gun sales have ...

Amanda Terkel

Obama To Netroots Nation: 'I Need You' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- President Barack Obama told a gathering of progressive activists on Thursday that he needs their help in pressuring lawmakers to m...

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Activists Press Obama-Allied Group On Keystone XL | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Progressive activists frustrated with Organizing for Action's silence on the Keystone XL pipeline took their concerns to the group...

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...

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

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...

Figuring Out Who Your Friends Are On SOPA and PIPA

Art Brodsky | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

While entertainment leaders are great at talking about their studies "proving" losses from piracy, they ignore other research showing that downloaders also buy the most music and other content.

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.

Netroots Nation: From Tea Party Eyes!

Susie Sampson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Little ol' me decided to head on over to that liberal conference in Rhode Island, Netroots Nation. I can't say too much about their politics but I have to admit they were nice. Deep down they're just confused, I'm sure of it.

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Senator On Why Conservatives Donate More Money To Super PACs | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- No Democratic lawmaker is being bombarded by more negative ads than Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). So far, GOP-aligned groups have p...

Amanda Terkel

Lawmaker Suggests Congress Should Debate Health Care Reform Again | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- If the Supreme Court strikes down health care reform, Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) believes Congress has a duty to take the issue ...

Michelangelo Signorile

WATCH: Transgender Equality Panel A Highlight At Progressive Blogger Convention | 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 | 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...

Matt Sledge

Wisconsin Recall Activists Say Outside Money, Democratic Party Spoiled Election | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

Providence, R.I. -- Fresh off their bruising defeat in Wisconsin's recall election on Tuesday, grassroots activists blamed the buckets of money that c...

Zach Carter

Eric Schneiderman's Office Spars With Foreclosure Activist, Blogger | 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 | 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...

What Do We Do When We Win?

Raven Brooks | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Raven Brooks

Heading into the 2012 election cycle, the stakes are higher than ever. Conservatives aren't going to back down, so there are real consequences in every race. And while we may still have to play defense, we need to be more proactive about taking the offensive position.