Scenes from the Opening Fiscal Slope Salvos in Washington

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 12:25 pm

So here’s what we got out of MoveOn’s Justin Ruben, who participated in that meeting between President Obama and some labor and progressive groups today. MoveOn’s 7 million members will be pleased to know that President Obama today strongly reiterated his steadfast commitment to ensuring that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent [...]

MoveOn Asks Justice Department to Investigate Romney’s False Statements on Federal Disclosure Forms

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 8:22 am has sent a finding of fact to the Public Integrity Section of the Justice Department, asking that they initiate an investigation into whether Mitt Romney lied on a federal financial disclosure form. This is an issue that arose back in July, during the debate over precisely when Romney left his job at Bain Capital. [...]

Progressive Groups Call for Firing of FHFA Head DeMarco

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 12:59 pm

Progressive groups have turned their guns on Federal Housing Finance Agency acting director Ed DeMarco, arguing that he is holding back the housing recovery by refusing to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to engage in principal reductions on the loans they own or guarantee. sent out an email message to supporters today with [...]

Protesters Demonstrating in Front of Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Meeting in Chicago

By: Monday January 23, 2012 10:52 am

Protesters have gathered outside a meeting taking place in Chicago today between officials with the Obama Administration and some state Attorneys General or members of their staff, aimed at reaching agreement on a low-ball settlement with leading banks over foreclosure fraud.  The proposed settlement would give homeowners a pittance in exchange for a broad release [...]

SOPA Strike Still Set for Tomorrow; More Websites Join

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 7:35 am

As I noted yesterday, organizers of the SOPA strike got a boost when Wikipedia said they would shut down operations tomorrow, in protest of anti-piracy legislation that could constrain their business. In place of normal content, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he would put up phone numbers for members of Congress and try to “melt [...]

Progressive Groups Piling on Move Your Money Movement

By: Tuesday November 1, 2011 7:35 am

The revived Move Your Money movement continues to grow, leading up to Bank Transfer Day on November 5. The Facebook page for Bank Transfer Day has nearly 33,000 likes. And now one of the big progressive hitters has jumped in. has rallied their millions of supporters and sought pledges from them to move their [...]

Democrats Lining Up in Support of More Populist Obama Stances

By: Monday September 19, 2011 11:49 am

The biggest problem with the White House’s definitional strategy on the American Jobs Act was that Democrats didn’t really give it the full-throated support it needed to draw that contrast. By the end of last week, the White House was circling the wagons on that, and Democratic leaders stepped out to say that the jobs [...]

101 Year-Old Woman Evicted in Detroit UPDATE: She’s Back in the Home

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 2:25 pm has gone on the offensive in the fight to stop a foreclosure fraud settlement with the big banks. Like Progressives United before them, they are asking their supporters to call state Attorneys General and ask them to “refuse any settlement deal that would give big banks broad immunity from investigation and prosecution.” This builds [...]

Not a Soul in Democratic Coalition Happy With Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid Proposals in Debt Limit Deal

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 11:35 am

It’s obvious that groups like and the Congressional Progressive Caucus will reject any cuts to Social Security and Medicare in a debt limit deal. At least, I’m confident at this point that they will. MoveOn came out with a poll today showing a total erosion of the President’s support if he goes this route, [...]

The Return of Economic Justice to the Progressive Agenda

By: Monday June 20, 2011 7:30 am

I agree with Marcy Wheeler that Netroots Nation 2011 consisted in many ways of a “desperate conversation to save the middle class.” I don’t think anybody figured this out. But some members of the coalition kicked off some important test campaigns. I went to the old Wesley Church in Minneapolis on Saturday, to the premiere [...]

Dueling Charts on the Tax Cut Plan

By: Friday December 10, 2010 1:17 pm

The White House has been passing around this chart, to the right, to prove that they did well in negotiations with Republicans, and that they achieved significant victories in exchange for extending the Bush tax cuts for two more years. Some of this is a little dubious – the payroll tax holiday was a Republican [...]

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