Warren Looks Set for Senate Banking Committee Seat

By: Monday November 12, 2012 3:06 pm

The prospects for Elizabeth Warren nabbing a spot on the Senate Banking Committee brightened in recent days. First, let’s take a look at the Banking Committee membership. With a 55-45 partisan split in the Senate rather than 53-47, I wouldn’t expect the partisan makeup on the committee to change all that much. Right now there [...]

Change.org Helping Group Pushing Grand Bargain, Social Insurance Cuts

By: Monday November 12, 2012 12:17 pm

The fiscal madness in Washington has now intersected with a recent development, the sellout of certain progressive organizations. Change.org recently announced they would rebrand themselves as less a progressive social movement site, but a one-stop shop for anyone of any ideology that wants to use petitions to leverage a particular policy. Change.org allows users to [...]

Action Email Against Eliminating Franken Rape Amendment Names Senate Staffer

By: Monday October 26, 2009 7:33 am

In a show of how sophisticated online activism has become, an email deployed by NOW asks members to call a staffer on the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure an amendment written by Al Franken isn’t stripped from the defense authorization bill in Congress. The amendment, which would ban the federal government from doing business with [...]

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