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Examine: Progressives fear Hillary-super PAC juggernaut

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Progressives fear Hillary-super PAC juggernaut   >by: Zachary Roth |01/25/14 10:15 AM—Updated 01/25/14 05:07 PM| MSNBC| Key progressives aren’t thrilled that Priorities USA, a leading Democratic super PAC, is formally backing Hillary Clinton for 2016. They’re worried that a rush to anoint Clinton as the party’s nominee, should she run, could make it harder to […]

Explore: New immigration laws split America in two

Protesters march to demand immigration reform in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 5, 2013. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

New immigration laws split America in two >By Benjy Sarlin |12/30/13 05:15 PM—Updated 12/31/13 08:34 AM| Re-Post January 05, 2014 | It may come next week or maybe six months from now, but House Republicans will decisively determine whether to kill immigration reform or make a real attempt at passing it. No one would be […]

Spotlight: Democrats see benefits from Obama’s long-shot minimum wage push

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he plays golf at Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua

Democrats see benefits from Obama’s long-shot minimum wage push   >by: Mark Felsenthal | Reuters |11:04 a.m. CST, December 24, 2013 | Re-Post | President Barack Obama’s push to raise the minimum wage will almost certainly fail due to stiff Republican opposition, but analysts and Democratic strategists say the issue could help Democratic Congressional candidates […]

Spotlight: Minimum wage takes center stage

Minimum Wage takes center stage

Minimum wage takes center stage   >by Steve Benen|12/31/13 08:00 AM | The Rachel Maddow Show | Re-post | The midterm elections are still roughly 10 months away, but the parties’ campaign strategies are clearly taking shape. Republicans don’t mind telegraphing their punches: they’re going to complain about the Affordable Care Act, which by Election […]

Spotlight: If Liberals Really Want to Defeat the Republican Party, It Starts By Doing This One Thing

Stop U.S. Government Takeover Of Health Care

If Liberals Really Want to Defeat the Republican Party, It Starts By Doing This One Thing >by: Allen Clifton | October 29, 2013 | I don’t often give Republicans much credit for anything, but one thing they do very well is produce a straight-forward and concise message to the public.  Now I’m not saying what […]

Spotlight Obamacare: ‘It’s gonna get fixed’

Obama Healthcare

Obama on HealthCare.gov: ‘It’s gonna get fixed’   October 21, 2013 11:51 AM EDT — President Obama, speaking Monday in the Rose Garden at the White House, told Americans that despite problems with his health care website, the process of buying insurance is now easier, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. (The Washington Post) Obama […]

Examine: How Pelosi can save Boehner’s job and the republic

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How Pelosi can save Boehner’s job and the republic Commentary: To prevent default, Democrats could back the speaker >by: Rex Nutting , MarketWatch |Oct. 10, 2013, 6:01 a.m. EDT| WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Barack Obama cannot back down. Ted Cruz will not.There’s only one person in America who can back down and, in doing so, prevent […]

Two Important New Studies: Spending = Jobs

Michael Tomasky - Newsweek/Daily Beast special correspondent is also editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.

[important]Two Important New Studies: Spending = Jobs[/important] >by Michael Tomasky Jul 6, 2012 12:25 PM EDT It’s going to be impossible for Obama and the Democrats to say what I’m about to write here and get any traction with it, so just to be clear, I know that going in. The political discourse is built […]

George Lakoff: How Right-Wingers Scam People Into Buying Their Toxic Philosophy

George Lakoff

[important]George Lakoff: How Right-Wingers Scam People Into Buying Their Toxic Philosophy[/important] >by Joshua Holland | AlterNet  | June 29, 2012  | Here is what progressives can learn from right-wing messaging.  Progressives often find themselves explaining the details of their preferred policies, and arguing that they would maximize the common good if enacted. Conservatives, on the […]

Spotlight continues – Re-elect the President and Turn Congress – Blue!

Barack Obama Hope

[important] Re-elect the President and Turn Congress – Blue! [/important] >by Robert L. Gallimore |DLU| June 30, 2012| Let’s keep this momentum alive! As Clint would say [Make my day!], please make our day! Support President Obama and the Democratic Party! Make your contributions – Today! If you’ve noticed, larger corporations and their Conservative, Lobbyist, […]

Spotlight: S.Sanghoee -The Case for Barack Obama

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[important]The Case for Barack Obama[/important] >by Sanjay Sanghoee |Huff Post Politics| Posted: 06/11/2012 1:09 pm | A lot of people, including myself, are writing about why Mitt Romney is not fit to be president but it struck me that very few people are actually writing about why Barack Obama deserves a second term. Is it […]

Battle Lines Drawn – Wisconsin: People, Economy, Jobs or Extreme Rights – Outside Influences

CitizensUnited

[important]Battle Lines Drawn – Wisconsin [/important] >by Robert L. Gallimore |DLU| June 06, 2012 | Maybe what “DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said [that] the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial recall race is a ‘test run’ for the Democratic election machine in presidential battleground states [and nation-wide].” We need to get real [serious here], we’re […]

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