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Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 14th, 2010

Memo to Nancy Pelosi from Cindy Sheehan

Open Memo To: Nancy Pelosi From: Cindy Sheehan Hey Nan, How’s that “liberal agenda” going for you these days? You have had quite a run as the first female Speaker of the House, haven’t you? In that almost four years now, you have fully funded the wars; rammed through the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 6th, 2010

Dems Come Alive! ...a follow-up from Michael Moore

Today's OpenMike blog Friends, Ok! We're halfway through the week and we're off to a great start. Last week I gave the spineless Dems five friendly suggestions for things they could do on the off chance they were interested in winning the midterm elections on November 2nd: 1. Deliver a ... continue reading

September 29th, 2010

House passes 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

The House has just passed final congressional approval of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, which provides medical care for persons exposed to harmful toxins from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. First responders, cleanup workers and those living within the terrorist attack areas are eligible for care.The bill passed ... continue reading

September 24th, 2010

Liberals seethe over Dem punt on tax cuts

Liberals are expressing outrage that Democrats are not holding a vote to extend tax cuts for the middle class before the elections.Two weeks after President Obama delivered an impassioned speech on the need to raise taxes for the wealthy, Democrats on Capitol Hill have delayed a vote on the politically ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

August 1st, 2010

"Metrics"

Here is a partial exchange between ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in regards to the multi-billion dollar war-funding bill recently passed by Pelosi’s Democratically controlled House of Representatives: CA: "Now you didn't vote. I know the speaker doesn't have to vote. But how would you have voted?" ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Thousands of progressive activists meeting in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - Organizers of the annual Netroots Nation convention, beginning Thursday, hope what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas.With the president's poll numbers hurting and chatter increases about the possibility of major defeats for Democrats in this year's mid-term elections, sponsors of the fifth conference ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

No full Social Security benefits until age 70?

Young Americans might not get full Social Security retirement benefits until they reach age 70 if some trial balloons that prominent lawmakers of both parties are floating become law.No one who's slated to receive benefits in the next decade or two is likely to be affected, but there's a gentle, ... continue reading

July 8th, 2010

Republicans AND Democrats Lining Up Behind Major Changes To Social Security

Is there a new, bipartisan consensus forming on Capitol Hill about whether (and how) to scale back Social Security benefits? A surprising number of signs point to "yes" -- and that has many progressives looking ahead a few months to what they believe could become a serious fight.Several of the ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2010

House approves funding for war in Afghanistan

The House late Thursday approved additional funding for the war in Afghanistan, beating back a series of Democratic amendments aimed at forcing the Obama administration to withdraw troops.The supplemental appropriations bill, containing billions of dollars in additional domestic spending sought by Democrats in the House, passed 239-182, with 15 Democrats ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

House Democrats take up war funding bill

WASHINGTON — With their ranks infused with anti-war sentiment, Democrats controlling the House inched forward Thursday with a plan to both finance President Barack Obama's Afghanistan troop surge and salvage their dwindling jobs agenda.Long delayed, the measure came to the floor Thursday amid building pressure on Democrats to act before ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

Pressure to pass war funding bill lacking Pelosi’s iron fist

House Democrats who reluctantly supported funding for the Afghanistan war under pressure from party leaders a year ago say they are unlikely to do so this time around. The House leadership has struggled to come up with enough Democratic votes to send $33 billion in additional funding to the front ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Obama claims victory in financial overhaul deal

WASHINGTON – House and Senate negotiators reached a dawn agreement Friday on legislation that redefines federal oversight of Wall Street and, following the signing of the health care act in March, adds another milestone to mark the Obama presidency.President Barack Obama declared victory Friday after congressional negotiators reached agreement on ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Obama's call for economic stimulus, jobs spending a tough sell in Congress

Congressional Democrats were stewing Monday over President Obama's urgent appeal for more spending on the economy, saying they share his goals but need more help from the White House to fend off rising concern among rank-and-file lawmakers about budget deficits. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who last month struggled to ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

Brown-Waite Calls on Steele to Resign

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida is the first Republican in Congress to call for Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to resign.According to a GOP source, Brown-Waite informed Steele in letter this week that she wants him gone.Brown-Waite's letter comes as Steele and his allies try to reassure party members ... continue reading

March 25th, 2010

Democrats face death threats and vandalism over healthcare reform bill

Leading Democrats moved today to condemn acts of vandalism and death threats against legislators after several members of Congress were targeted by angry opponents of the healthcare reform measure.The FBI was called in to help handle a torrent of abuse, from bricks through congressional office windows to sinister, obscene phone ... continue reading

March 25th, 2010

Lawmakers concerned as health-care overhaul foes resort to violence

The pitched battle over health care has unleashed a rash of vandalism and attacks directed at politicians, with at least 10 House Democrats reporting death threats or incidents of harassment or vandalism at their district offices over the past week. More than 100 House Democrats met behind closed doors Wednesday ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2010

House sends health care bill to Obama's desk

WASHINGTON - Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage. Widely viewed as dead two ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Activist Cindy Sheehan revives anti-war efforts

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is restarting her campaign against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan today, setting up tents and teaching protest seminars near the Washington Monument.Dubbed "Camp OUT NOW," the protest is geared to pressure President Obama and Democrats, whom Sheehan says have abandoned the anti-war cause now that they ... continue reading

March 14th, 2010

Christian law firm issues Adopt a Liberal card to encourage targets of prayer

Attention, Californians: Your governor has just been adopted. Next up: your bleeding-heart senator, Barbara Boxer, and not far behind Boxer, her Senate colleague Dianne Feinstein. Not by a new set of parents, mind you, but rather an army of conservative prayer warriors committed to restoring "poor leaders to right thinking." ... continue reading

March 10th, 2010

Sheehan turning attention to Obama, camping out at Washington Monument

Cindy Sheehan is about to start another anti-war camp. This one will be in Washington, and it could conceivably last for months. The problem?“I’m kind of over the whole camping thing,” she admits.It’s a fair enough statement for Sheehan, who gained international attention in 2005 for “Camp Casey,” a five-week ... continue reading

March 4th, 2010

Stupak Says Anti-Abortion Bloc Would Risk Health Bill

The leader of a group of House Democrats pressing for tougher language banning the use of federal funds for abortion says he’s willing to risk the defeat of the health-care bill if the lawmakers don’t get their way. Representative Bart Stupak of Michigan says Senate-passed language on abortion isn’t acceptable ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2010

Nine House Dems Mull Health Care Backing

(AP)  Nine House Democrats indicated in an Associated Press survey Monday they have not ruled out switching their "no" votes to "yes" on President Obama's health care overhaul, brightening the party's hopes in the face of unyielding Republican opposition. The White House tried to smooth the way for them, showing ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2010

Activists in final health care push

President Barack Obama returned health reform to the front burner last week by releasing his own reform proposal and holding a bipartisan White House summit that gave his stalled top domestic priority a much-needed shove toward the finish line. But that momentum could be slowed this week as congressional Democrats ... continue reading

February 28th, 2010

McConnell predicts no Senate GOP support for health care bill

Washington – Just days after a bipartisan, televised 7-hour White House summit on health care reform, the leading Republican in the Senate predicted that his entire caucus will act in lockstep and none will vote for the final provisions of health care reform legislation likely to be presented in the ... continue reading

February 28th, 2010

‘Time Is Up’ to Pass Obama’s Health-Care Plan, Pelosi Says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “time is up” for Congress to pass health-care legislation and that lawmakers in her chamber need to figure out the right policy, see what the Senate does, then decide how to vote. “We all agree that the present system is unsustainable,” the Democrat from California ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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