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Zach Carter

Look At Chuck Schumer's Ancient Phone

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- He is one of the most powerful people in Washington. A legendary political strategist. A prolific fundraiser with deep ties to America's we...

Dave Jamieson

Mark Ruffalo Joins Hundreds Of Protesters To Rally Against Detroit Water Shutoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Throngs of progressive activists, union members and Detroit residents streamed through downtown on Friday to protest the controversial wate...

Amanda Terkel

Elizabeth Warren Pushed To Run For President At Major Progressive Gathering

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) faced an enthusiastic crowd of supporters Friday when she took the stage at Netroots Nation, with fans toti...

Ashley Alman

Schumer: We Need To Stand Up To 'The Steve Kings' On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday called on Republicans to take action immediately and address the need for immigration reform. Speak...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Joe Biden Tells Progressives The Country Needs Them Now More Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Vice President Joe Biden took the stage Thursday at Netroots Nation, telling an exuberant crowd that the United States has reached an "infl...

Amanda Terkel

Key Senator Announces Opposition To Embattled Judicial Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday that he will vote against President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee Michael Bo...

Detroit Water Crisis: The Dangers of Putting Profits Before People

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 07.17.2014 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

We celebrate this year, 50 years since the signing of a Civil Rights bill that gave Blacks access to public accommodations that were segregated by race. Now, 50 years later we are marching to maintain public services that are human rights, but being segregated by class.

Netroots Nation 2014: Live Video Of Keynote Speeches, Panels, Interviews

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Thousands of liberal bloggers, blog readers and political operatives have made their way to Detroit, Michigan this week to attend the 2014 Netroots Na...

David McCabe

Biden Calls Out Cheney On Cuts To Food Stamps, Transportation

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday rebuked Dick Cheney's call to cut spending for food stamps and highways and increase funds for the...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.