NC-Gov: Brad Miller Could Move From Congress Into Governor’s Race

By: Friday January 27, 2012 9:35 am

Could Brad Miller, who just yesterday announced his retirement from Congress, be urged to turn around and run in the Governor’s race in North Carolina? It could happen. Hours after Miller made his announcement yesterday, Bev Perdue, the embattled governor of the state, announced that she would not seek re-election. Polling showed that Perdue would [...]

Kentucky AG Conway Joins Growing Coalition Backing Schneiderman on Foreclosure Fraud

By: Thursday September 22, 2011 9:35 am

Shahien Nasiripour continues his dogged financial reporting, this time at the Financial Times, on a story that seems superfluous at this point: the 50-state AG investigation of foreclosure fraud. Perhaps an interesting story could be made out of what Tom Miller plans as a face-saving measure after the broad settlement fails. But the settlement itself [...]

Obnoxious Hearing Makes Elizabeth Warren More Popular Than Ever

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 6:45 am

Elizabeth Warren has become bigger than ever – she’s now a meme on the Internet. The above Gif is shorthand for how you act when someone is jerk to you. In this case, it was Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the Billy Zabka of modern politics, who bullied and smeared Warren throughout a hearing this week, and [...]

Social Security Cuts “Off the Table,” Says Reid

By: Tuesday February 1, 2011 8:23 am

Harry Reid took Social Security off the table in an event with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee last week. He said at the event, where he received 50,000 petitions from citizens opposed to changes to the social insurance program, “As long as I’m the Majority Leader, I’m going to do everything within my legislative powers [...]

133 House Dems Now Oppose Social Security Benefit Cuts

By: Monday October 18, 2010 11:46 am

I sort of blew by this in a different post, but the real story with the PCCC’s Social Security Protectors campaign is that they’re up to 133 sitting Democratic members of Congress opposed to cuts to Social Security benefits. This includes a surprising number of moderates and Blue Dogs, including Mike Ross (AR), Joe Baca [...]

Elizabeth Warren’s Champions: Franken, Kaufman, Dr. Phil (?)

By: Thursday August 5, 2010 7:25 am

The expectation is that the new nominee for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will get announced sometime during the August recess. So now is the time to mass action in support of Elizabeth Warren’s nomination, progressives feel. That’s why the PCCC and their new Washington lobby shop, P Street, are working with Al Franken to [...]

Congress, Progressives Roll Out in Support of Elizabeth Warren

By: Friday July 16, 2010 12:35 pm

The pressure is building to name Elizabeth Warren as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on the inside and outside. I mentioned last night that the Progressive Change Campaign Committee sent out a letter in support of Warren. MoveOn has now done the same, asking supporters to call the White House. The idea [...]

House Dems Seek Criminal Investigation Of Goldman Sachs

By: Wednesday April 21, 2010 1:18 pm

The Goldman Sachs pile-on continues. This time, a group of populist Democrats, led by Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), want the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into the activities of Goldman Sachs during the financial crisis. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) made the request yesterday in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. Since then, almost [...]

Americans United For Change Praising Stupak Democrats?

By: Tuesday November 10, 2009 11:00 am

When Health Care for America Now created a bunch of ads thanking Democratic moderates for their votes on health care, they were careful to confine the targets to those who voted No on the Stupak amendment and Yes on the final bill. Of the 20 ads, only Rep. Sanford Bishop voted yes on Stupak. By [...]

New Ad Questions Harry Reid’s Toughness On Health Care

By: Monday October 19, 2009 6:29 am

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which has run a series of hard-hitting ads across the country on health care, has now turned their eyes to Nevada as the Senate attempts to merge the two bills that have cleared the relevant committees. With Harry Reid’s role now central, the ad squarely targets him, as Lee Slaughter, [...]

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