Jane Harman will announce tomorrow that she will leave Congress to head up the Woodrow Wilson Center, a think tank in Washington formerly chaired by former Congressman Lee Hamilton. In a note to supporters, Harman says that she would “remain in Congress for some weeks,” but would have to resign her seat before long, triggering a special election.
|By: Josh Mull Monday June 7, 2010 3:45 pm|
Even as the war in Afghanistan becomes America’s Longest War, there is an end in sight.
|By: David Dayen Friday June 4, 2010 5:25 pm|
Jane Harman is an eight-term member of Congress. Though she has faced primary challenges in the past, she’s fairly entrenched in the district. This year, against progressive anti-war activist Marcy Winograd, she has spent twice as much as her opponent (about 1/3 of her money has come from PACs) and has the name ID and backing from the local establishment that should signal a cruise to victory?
So why is she running negative ads and sending out negative mailers throughout the district?
|By: Josh Mull Wednesday April 21, 2010 4:00 pm|
California’s budget crisis is actually much less than they’re spending on the war in Afghanistan. $26 billion for the budget vs $38 billion for war. And what do they get for it? It’s not better to live in California thanks to the war. It’s actually getting much, much worse.
|By: Josh Mull Tuesday April 13, 2010 9:42 am|
In this political climate, it’s not safe to support the war. Whether it’s a mainstay facing a primary challenge like Harman or a lame duck on the way out the door like Delahunt, if they can’t join the mainstream and move to end the war, their reputation is toast. This is the choice politicians are facing in 2010. Either they’re with the mainstream American opinion, or they’re supporting the killing of civilians and the incipient cover-up and escalation of violence.
|By: Josh Mull Saturday April 10, 2010 8:15 am|
Stop the presses, we might have some good news on the war in Afghanistan. Savor it.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 8, 2010 7:03 am|
In a fairly impressive feat of organizing, Marcy Winograd, the progressive challenger to Jane Harman in California’s 36th District, was able to pull Harman’s state party endorsement after amassing enough objections from state party delegates
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 1, 2010 6:35 pm|
Marcy Winograd is challenging incumbent Blue Dog Jane Harman in this coastal SoCal district, and she pounced on the ruling from Walker’s court. In her statement (which can be read in full below) she cited some major pieces of information tying her opponent to the crimes.
|By: Marta Evry Saturday December 12, 2009 4:00 pm|
Please join these powerful women this weekend to help defeat the Stupak amendment.
|By: David Dayen Friday November 6, 2009 9:44 am|
As Jane Hamsher noted today, Marcy Winograd, the progressive challenger to Jane Harman in CA-36, released a letter savaging Harman for her support of the Eshoo amendment on biologics in the Energy and Commerce Committee. Though Congressman Waxman (D-Santa Monica/West LA) had introduced an amendment for a 5-year fast-track of generic biologics, Harman joined with [...]