Feingold: Don’t Use Military Commissions for Terror Trials

By: Friday March 5, 2010 5:35 pm

Via Greg Sargent, the Senate’s most committed civil libertarian, Russ Feingold, calls on the President not to give in to Republican fearmongering and to hold the KSM trial as scheduled, in an Article III court.

 

2009: If You Were Here, You Were There

By: Sunday January 3, 2010 7:32 am

Obviously, the large part we’ve played in driving and reporting on the health care debate, the dominant story of the latter half of the year, gives FDL a big leg up in any annual overview of the best of online reporting, but the other three stories on Sargent’s top five list were also, for lack of a better word, “ours.”

AFL-CIO on LieberCare: “Inadequate,” Funded “Wrong Way”

By: Thursday December 17, 2009 2:30 pm

The AFL-CIO issued a statement on LieberCare, and the labor federation isn’t happy. President Richard Trumka says the current bill is “inadequate,” is funded “the wrong way,” and stops short of outright opposing the whole package for now.

Blanche Lincoln “Witholding” Decision to Send Health Bill to Debate

By: Friday October 30, 2009 12:29 pm

Goal ThermometerYes, Blanche isn’t even sure she’ll let health care be debated on the floor of the Senate, let alone allowing to go to a vote. Evidently her office hasn’t got the memo that the public option is more popular than Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas.

We need $30,000 to put organizers on the ground in Arkansas to start finding support for a primary challenge to Blanche Lincoln. Already 522 people have donated more than $18,000 to meet this goal.

Now that Blanche Lincoln is holding health care hostage from even being debated, it’s clear she needs to hear our message as soon as possible.

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