Congressman Grayson to Clapper: Did US Intelligence Agencies Spy on American Muslims?

By: Thursday July 10, 2014 3:09 pm

Representative Alan Grayson of Florida sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking if US intelligence agencies spied on five prominent American Muslims named as targets named in a major story from The Intercept, which was published on July 9.


Late Night: Keith Ellison Sings for Marriage Equality

By: Sunday August 4, 2013 8:00 pm

United States Representative Keith Ellison, a convert to Islam, sings out in celebration of marriage equality.

The Progressive Caucus: Enabling Obama’s Rightward Moves?

By: Wednesday January 9, 2013 5:43 am

As the largest caucus of Democrats on Capitol Hill, the Progressive Caucus has heavyweight size but flyweight punch.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Introduces “Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act”

By: Tuesday December 13, 2011 4:25 pm

The Congressional Progressive Caucus met with occupy representatives about legislation and also released today a new bill called the Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act, a combination of stimulative job creation measures, progressive taxation, a funding cut to draw down current wars and other measures popular with the mainstream of the country.

Democrats Lining Up in Support of More Populist Obama Stances

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 6:07 am

The biggest problem with the White House’s definitional strategy on the American Jobs Act was that Democrats didn’t really give it the full-throated support it needed to draw that contrast. By the end of last week, the White House was circling the wagons on that, and Democratic leaders stepped out to say that the jobs plan would have the support of the caucus. But those initial grumblings really hurt the unified message.

Are we on the way toward the same problem with the deficit reduction plan delivered today, similarly designed to draw contrast between taxes on millionaires or cuts to vital programs? So far, this looks a bit better.

Sunday Late Night: “XIV/4 or Bust!”

By: Sunday July 31, 2011 8:01 pm

There is now a deal, and Speaker Boehner needs Democratic votes to pass it because of his unruly and recalcitrant TeaParty membership, members of the Progressive Caucus must stop the deal. By stopping the deal at the last minute, the House Progressive Caucus forces President Obama to use his constitutional authority to ignore an illegal law that questions America’s public debt: the debt ceiling.

Kill the deal. Fourteen-four or Bust!

Call Members of Congress and Tell Them if They Cut Social Security, You’re Done With Them

By: Friday July 8, 2011 8:04 am

Call your member of Congress TODAY and tell them if they vote to cut Social Security benefits, you won’t vote for them in the next election.

Tell them you’re on to their little game of rotating villains.  Because they’re about to tear a big hole in the social safety net, in a way that will immediately hurt millions of senior citizens.  Nobody is interested in their cheap theatrics.

NN11 Closing Festivities Live Feed: Keith Ellison Keynotes

By: Saturday June 18, 2011 4:00 pm

The honor for closing speaker tonight goes to progressive favorite Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN). His remarks will be preceded by words from Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), and State Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). Cenk Uygur hosts. With music from Outernationals and Jill Sobule.

Keith Ellison Salutes Mohammed Salman Hamdani at King’s “Muslim Hearings”

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 11:45 am

As I predicted in my liveblog, the most emotional moment of Peter King’s MUAC Hearing came when Keith Ellison saluted the sacrifice of Mohammed Salman Hamdani.

More Dog-Whistle Democrats Join Reid on Park51 Islamic Center

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 11:50 am

Chris Cillizza must have been the first one with his hand up in the Washington Post editorial meeting to volunteer to write the “Democrats in disarray” piece, about the Cordoba House project. He must have dialed with glee into all the campaigns and heard all the anguished responses. I particularly enjoyed the anonymous operative at the front of the article, who said, “Obama is right on substance but wrong on politics, and right now we need to focus on politics.”

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