Marcy, who is a kind of West Coast Donna Edwards, founded the Los Angeles chapter of Progressive Democrats of America and built a good solid base from which to start her race against Harman.
|By: Howie Klein Saturday May 9, 2009 11:00 am|
|By: Howie Klein Sunday May 3, 2009 5:00 pm|
Few people understand what Reid, Rendell, Biden, Casey and Obama think they’re getting by throwing the drowning Specter a political lifeline.
If Specter thinks he’s going to be the Democratic Party’s standard bearer in this race he should be forced to earn it– and he has a very long way to go to catch up with a man like Joe Sestak.
|By: Howie Klein Saturday May 2, 2009 11:00 am|
A couple months ago Jane called to give me some disturbing news. She warned me that it was heart of darkness time right near where she was living! One of the most reprehensible extremists any of us had ever run across, Barbara Comstock, is trying to get into elected office.
|By: Howie Klein Saturday April 25, 2009 11:00 am|
Far more than most of the candidates the netroots has gotten behind, Darcy Burner, who ran in 2006 and 2008 against Dave Reichert in WA-08 west of Seattle, became integrated into the online community. A few days ago I covered the entry on the 2010 candidate into that race, Suzan DelBene, an old colleague of Darcy’s from Microsoft.
|By: Howie Klein Saturday April 18, 2009 11:00 am|
Francine Busby was one of the first candidates Blue America ever endorsed. 1,216 members of our community contributed $22,828 to her campaign to succeed Republican bribe taker Randy “Duke” Cunningham in 2006. She took 43% of the vote (to lobbyist Brian Bilbray’s 54%).
|By: Howie Klein Wednesday April 15, 2009 4:00 pm|
Last Saturday Robert Farley from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky hosted a Firedoglake Book Salon with Reese Erlich, who’s newest book, Dateline Havana: The Real Story of US Policy and the Future of Cuba. It was a fascinating session and I strongly urge you to read it over at the link above. Today, I want to talk with Reese not so much about the future of Cuba, but the future of the U.S., at least insofar as it is effected by our relationship with the island 90 miles off our southern coast.
|By: Howie Klein Saturday April 11, 2009 11:00 am|
Both houses of the Vermont legislature overrode the veto of Republican governor Jim Douglas and that state became the 4th state to pass a same sex marriage bill. Today let’s spend some time getting to know one of the legislators behind that hard-fought victory–that most people said was impossible–Representative David Zuckerman, a member of Vermont’s Progressive Party.
|By: Howie Klein Saturday April 4, 2009 11:00 am|
We invited DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen over to FDL today to talk about Wednesday’s incendiary Politico piece by Alex Isenstadt. In what Van Hollen’s office claims were out of context remarks, Isenstadt seems to have framed Van Hollen as “calling on liberal groups to back off in their efforts to target moderate Democrats who have been skeptical of President Barack Obama’s ambitious budget.” Van Hollen couldn’t make our chat today but his office claimed a NY Times report on the same day by Kate Phillips more accurately– less Drudgily– described what the chairman was saying.
|By: Howie Klein Saturday March 28, 2009 11:00 am|
Yesterday we saw how both Inside-the-Beltway political establishments are going broke. Donations are down–way down, possibly because Americans are wising up to the correlation between big money politics and the kinds of special interests-driven policies that have led the country’s economy right off a cliff. At the same time, many of us have watched with great pride as some of the Blue America-endorsed candidates from 2006 and 2008 have gone on to distinguish themselves in Congress, fighting daily for the aspirations of America’s working families.
|By: Howie Klein Saturday March 21, 2009 11:00 am|
We asked Sam to come back today to talk about her brand new job as president of the Woman’s Campaign Forum, a non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the political participation and leadership of pro-choice women by providing the necessary encouragement, education and resources. They recruit and support women to run for office beginning in their earliest days in politics. They’re also building a national network of women voters, donors and activists whose efforts and venture capital ensure women’s voices are heard.