#Occupy the Republican National Convention, Day 2 (#ResistRNC Liveblog, 2:55pm EST)

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 12:10 pm

Welcome back. This is day 2 of my liveblog of protests outside (and occasionally inside) the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. This is the second formal day of the convention (Monday’s events were canceled due to Hurricane Isaac) but the third full day of protest. Both continue through Thursday, when Mitt Romney is expected to accept the Republican Party’s nomination for President, and activists have declared a national day of action to Shut Down Bain Capital.

Liveblog: Occupy the Republican National Convention (#OccupyRNC)

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 10:40 am

Kevin’s asked me to stop over from myFDL to create a liveblog of direct action and protest at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida today. Despite the weather & heavy police presence, actions have already begun there with banner drops, marches, and a late night dance party for freedom in the streets in the first days of protest. Two Occupy-style encampments are in place on private land to support occupiers and other activists, including the original unevicted Occupy Tampa camp and a new one called Camp Romneyville.

Live Blog for #OccupyWallStreet: Day 22, Occupation to Launch Second Assembly in Washington Square

By: Saturday October 8, 2011 6:15 am

The fourth week of Occupy Wall Street begins today. It has grown so big that it can no longer contain the ten thousand or more people that come to the park regularly each evening. The “people’s mic” or “human mic” has become much more difficult as lines of speeches have to be echoed three and four times so all in the park can hear what people have said. The occupation also needs to keep raising the stakes and escalating the situation to keep up the energy and momentum. And so, today at 3 pm ET part of the encampment will relocate to Washington Square Park.

Live Blog of #OccupyWallStreet: Day Fourteen, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Expresses Support

By: Friday September 30, 2011 2:30 pm

The occupation has rapidly picked up union support in the past few days. The latest indication that big unions are willing to encourage their members to participate in Occupy Wall Street comes from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who The Nation‘s John Nichols reports has said it is “a valid tactic to call attention to a problem. Wall Street is out of control.”

Long Island Hurricane Irene Liveblog

By: Saturday August 27, 2011 4:00 pm

According to a very cool map up at the LIPA storm center page, we already have power outages in Hempstead. Levittown, Long Beach and on the north fork.

The loud sound of the first deluge woke me at 4 AM and I can’t get back to sleep, so I thought I would start a liveblog.

When my power goes out–any we’re pretty certain it will, I’m gonna lose internet. We are expecting to lose cell service if the winds are bad –no wind here so far– because out repeaters are on the watertower on the top of an exposed hill and–wait for it–at the beach.

Senate Debt Ceiling Watch Party — Part IV

By: Sunday July 31, 2011 9:12 am

Here’s the text of the Reid deal voted on in the House yesterday, which calls for the creation of a Catfood II Super Congress they will all hand their power over to so they can insulate themselves from political retribution for cutting Social Security and Medicare. And a bunch of giveaways to AT&T too.

Senate Debt Ceiling Watch Party – Part II

By: Saturday July 30, 2011 1:45 pm

The Senate vote for cloture on the Reid bill is scheduled for 1am on Sunday morning. The House will vote on the Reid bill at 2:30 today, prior to the Senate vote. It will be on the suspension calendar which means that it can have no amendments and would need 2/3 vote to pass.

Senate Debt Ceiling Watch Party

By: Saturday July 30, 2011 10:21 am

The Senate vote for cloture on the Reid bill is scheduled for 1am on Sunday morning. The House will vote on the Reid bill at 2:30 today, prior to the Senate vote. It will be on the suspension calendar which means that it can have no amendments and would need 2/3 vote to pass.

Liveblog: President Obama Speaks to Press on Japan Crisis

By: Thursday March 17, 2011 12:36 pm

Obama spoke for less than five minutes; took no questions.

Michele Bachmann Doublebuttal Firehose Of Crazy Liveblog

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 7:35 pm

And now, the moment I have been both anticipating and dreading: Michele Bachmann’s State Of The Union rebuttal… or possibly State Of The Union rebuttal rebuttal. Because Tea is apparently A Party Unto Itself now, and Michele Bachmann is their leader. Mainly by virtue of being the craziest of the crazy.

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