Van Jones Closes NN12 With Pleas to Save Nation . . . and Obama from Tea Party

By: Sunday June 10, 2012 9:09 am

The ghost of the 2008 candidate Barack Obama haunted Netroots Nation 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island.  He hovered over every panel — at least the 10 or so panels I attended — and pervaded the general assemblies and closing session in which Van Jones gave the final pitch for progressives not to give up. Obama’s [...]

American Dream Movement Announces November 17 “Rising Tide of Protest”

By: Tuesday October 4, 2011 9:53 am

Add the American Dream Movement to the growing voice of dissent against the policies of Washington and Wall Street. In a press conference today at the Take Back the American Dream Conference, leaders in the movement, a coalition of dozens of progressive groups, announced a “rising tide of protest” starting on November 17, to match [...]

Take Back the American Dream Conference: Building Off the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

By: Monday October 3, 2011 8:55 am

The Campaign for America’s Future expected their conference to be a launching pad for an American Dream Movement that would be a counterpart to the Tea Party, a left populist movement that would branch out across the country. And that movement has built itself up over the past couple months, and was in part responsible [...]

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 [...]

Spitzer: Surprised WH Is Making “Definitive Statements About Geithner’s Involvement” In NY Fed/AIG Scandal

By: Saturday January 9, 2010 4:00 am

A lawyer for the New York Federal Reserve Bank is out with a statement claiming that Timothy Geithner played no role in the incident where lawyers instructed AIG to hide key elements of their payments to counter-parties. The New York Federal Reserve Bank did not bring securities law disclosures for insurer American International Group Inc. [...]

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