Does the Netroots Care About Nuclear Power?

By: Friday June 15, 2012 3:04 pm

Throughout the three-plus days of panels, training sessions, caucuses and keynotes, attendees quite likely heard no mention of nuclear power, its persistent threats to safety, its drastic drain on the budget, its onerous oppression of workers or its brazen gouging of rate-payers. For, while there were well over 100 panels, and dozens of other training sessions and caucuses, nothing on the schedule even made a passing attempt to address nuclear energy here in the United States or the ongoing (and growing) crisis of radioactive contamination from Fukushima spreading across the globe.

 

Kucinich, Squeezed Out By Redistricting, Loses Ohio Primary to Kaptur

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 7:00 am

Dennis Kucinich, the eight-term Congressman from Cleveland, lost his bid for re-election last night in a primary to fellow Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Ohio lost two seats after the 2010 reapportionment and eliminated a seat in the Cleveland region, giving Kucinich few options. He decided to try to defeat Kaptur largely on her turf, and came up well short, 56-40. Kaptur is a reliably liberal and even populist vote on economic issues, but she’s also anti-choice and was a major thorn in the party’s side on the Stupak amendment.

TARP Funds for Legal Services for Foreclosure Victims Blocked By Treasury

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 5:45 pm

The status quo is hopelessly broken, and it threatens economic recovery. The Treasury Department should demand that banks stop the rush to foreclose, and having effective representation for borrowers goes a long way toward that. But when given the option to allow TARP funds to be used for legal aid for foreclosure victims, the Treasury blocked it.

The Great MERS Whitewash: Rep. Kaptur with MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan

By: Sunday November 28, 2010 8:07 am

The object of this diary is twofold: a) to show that Dylan Ratigan at MSNBC does in fact cover the issues of the banking and fraudclosure travesty; and b) to simplify some of this for financial neophytes like myself.

House Democrats Fight Back on Housing Policy

By: Friday August 13, 2010 3:45 pm

After months of relative silence, House Democrats have finally begun to assert themselves on the issue of housing and foreclosures, which is directly harming millions of families and threatening economic recovery.

Kaptur a Yes? UPDATE: Ortiz a Yes – 206 Yes, 209 No

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 7:40 am

UPDATE II: The Kaptur yes is based on her own words to a local news station. So this is confirmed.

Stupak Abortion Language to Be Substituted for Senate Language in Deal to Secure Health Care Votes

By: Friday March 19, 2010 7:30 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a deal with Rep. Bart Stupak in order to secure his vote and that of other anti-choice Democrats for the health care bill, which is scheduled to be voted on this Sunday. According to a member of Congress who was briefed on the matter, Pelosi has agreed to let Stupak have a vote on his amendment either before or after the House votes to pass the Senate bill. It instructs the Senate to substitute the language in his amendment for the Senate language on abortion.

FDL has obtained a copy of the concurrent resolution. . . .

And the Catholic Bishops Endorse! A Special Thank-You To Planned Parenthood and NARAL

By: Saturday November 7, 2009 9:20 am

Let’s be clear about this. The only reason that we are in the position where the price of passing health care reform is allowing even liberal Marcy Kaptur to sneeringly dismiss choice activists as narrow class warriors who don’t care about working women is because Planned Parenthood and NARAL have allowed it to happen. They collect millions of dollars in revenue each year. They’ve exacted no price from the Marcy Kapturs of the world, who actually have to care what liberals think of them, and focused instead on anti-choice Republicans who are only empowered by their ire. They have no scalps. There is no price for bucking Planned Parenthood and NARAL. It isn’t a fight that the Democrats want to spend “political capital” on, and these groups insure that they don’t have to.

Stupak Threatens to Block Health Care over Abortion; Planned Parenthood, NARAL Take a Nap

By: Friday October 30, 2009 9:35 am

Is the White House Office of Faith Based Initiatives calling the plays on health care now?

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