Progressive Notes: Gallup’s New Poll Shows a Unroused Dem Base

By |September 30th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Democrats have a grave problem 14 months out from the election, according to Gallup newest poll. The enthusiasm gap is high and cannot be shrugged off by the DNC, Obama or his team. The GOP voters are super energized, as excited as 2004 where Bush Jr. [...]

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Progressive Notes: New American Worker PAC Vows to Push Dems to Hold the Line

By |September 30th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. A new super pac has been announced and it intrigues me. Called The American Worker, it will back Democrats in 11 states who are in districts with a large Latino populace. The best part is it won't give resources to Dems who vote for free trade [...]

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BREAKING: Cleric al-Alwaki Killed in Yemen.

By |September 30th, 2011|

Breaking news: U.S. born radical cleric Al-Alwaki, believed to have strong Al-Queda ties, has been killed in Yemen. A U.S. drone is said to have taken him out. He is linked to the Fort Hood shootings. More here.

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Progressive Notes: Reid Gets Deal on 10 Groundbreaking Judicial Noms..

By |September 29th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. We have some good news- 10 judicial nominees, approved 42 weeks ago by committee, will finally get their vote in the senate for confirmation. Reid announced the deal this week. These noms should pass as they are backed by home state senators. Most of these 10 [...]

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Obama Pushes ACA to SCOTUS

By |September 28th, 2011|

The only way this works for the Administration is if they're confident they'll win, which this push seems to suggest. Administration Asks Justices to Rule Quickly on Health Law The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear a case concerning the 2010 health care overhaul law. The development, which came unexpectedly fast, [...]

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What Got Your Attention Today?

By |September 28th, 2011|

Mr. Christie has to know that the minute he changes his mind the blush will go off his New Jersey... er... whatever. See the Daily Caller for proof. The Solyndra imbroglio didn't keep the Obama administration from offering more clean energy loan guarantees. Energy Department approves $1 billion in solar energy loan guarantees DOE announced [...]

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Did the Right Scare NPR into Not Covering Occupy Wall Street Protests?

By |September 28th, 2011|

In America, it takes a celebrity. Occupy Wall Street is not getting enough coverage by traditional news and cable organizations, but also news outlets that you'd think would cover it. Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon have joined in hoping to raise the profile of the protests. From Bloomberg: Wall Street Protesters Joined by Susan Sarandon [...]

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Jeb Bush Agrees with Rick Perry on Immigration

By |September 28th, 2011|

It's not getting any traction, but it's a moment that reveals the gulf between GOP primary voters and the Republican establishment. It's also a battle of extremism vs. solutions. GOP immigration debate shows rift between party establishment and conservative grassroots. With Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry under attack for supporting tuition breaks for children of [...]

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Meet Les Riley and the Extremes of Republicanism

By |September 28th, 2011|

Leave it to Mississippi. Les Riley is an radically extreme Republican, though these days you hardly need the adjectives. He not only believes freedom is just for men. Riley went on a "Conceived in Rape Tour," part of his anti-women's rights crusade that puts forth the notion that "life begins at fertilization," according to a [...]

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‘In the News’ Dairy Spotlight

By |September 27th, 2011|

The primary spotlight this week lights up Cujo359 for his terrific diary, Elizabeth Warren On "Class Warfare", even as he admits he doesn't know "whether Elizabeth Warren is for real or not." His assessment on the good government does when it's working at its best for people is right on. Anyone who thinks of himself [...]

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