My 15 Rounds With Eric Schneiderman’s Chief of Staff, Explained

By: Monday June 11, 2012 6:22 am

I have lots of interesting news and information to report from the Netroots Nation conference in Providence, RI this past weekend. ┬áSo expect a series of posts over the next couple days. But first, I wanted to address a couple stories coming out of Providence involving me and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s staff. [...]

Ben Bernanke’s Office Phone Number Given Out at Netroots Nation Keynote

By: Saturday June 9, 2012 7:43 am

At a keynote address this morning at Netroots Nation, Erica Payne of The Agenda Project gave out Ben Bernanke’s office telephone number, and urged the audience to “call him every day for the next couple weeks,” specifically urging him to get Jamie Dimon to step down from the board of the New York Federal Reserve. [...]

Merkley: Watch Out for Backroom Deal on Lame Duck Session

By: Friday June 8, 2012 12:31 pm

I talked with Sen. Jeff Merkley here at Netroots Nation about the confusing strategy around the end of the year fiscal issues, the “fiscal cliff,” or fiscal slope as CBPP put it. And he expressed concern about openness in the process. “I’m worried we will see a backroom deal handed to us as a love [...]

Foreclosure Fraud Panel at Netroots Nation at 10:30

By: Friday June 8, 2012 7:18 am

Hey there, just dropping a note that my panel, on foreclosure fraud, is happening at 10:30 am this morning. I’ll have former Special Inspector General of TARP Neil Barofsky, forensics expert Lynn Szymoniak, and foreclosure defense organizer from Springfield No One Leaves Malcolm Chu. FDL emeritus Marcy Wheeler has graciously agreed to live blog the [...]

Netroots Nation Day 1 Random Thoughts

By: Thursday June 7, 2012 7:47 am

Greetings from lovely Providence! I’m here at the 7th annual Netroots Nation gathering, and the mood so far is, I would say, anxious. I had one participant come up to me and say, “We should cancel all the panels and hold a three-day plenary session called ‘What the hell should we do now?’” To be [...]

Off to Netroots Nation 2012

By: Wednesday June 6, 2012 6:10 am

As you read this, I’ll be boarding a plane to Providence, Rhode Island, for the 2012 edition of Netroots Nation, the annual gathering. Obviously the Wisconsin recall results and the nail it has begun to put on the coffin of organized labor will put a damper on the mood somewhat. But that makes it perhaps [...]

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