Soros, Lewis and Other Big Donors Abandon Democrats For Progressives and Weed

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 9:29 am

Privately, the closed wallets of Democratic billionaires like George Soros and Peter Lewis is all that the poobahs of the DC fundraising world have been talking about for weeks.  But now it’s hit the New York Times: Many wealthy Democratic patrons, who in the past have played major roles financing outside groups to help elect [...]

Obama Seeks More Power: Proposes Majority Vote for Cuts, While Lieberman Keeps His Veto over Progressive Reform

By: Monday May 24, 2010 3:35 pm

President Obama is now asking for a modified version of the line-item veto, called the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010 (PDF). This law would give the President the ability to force the United States Senate to take a guaranteed up-or-down vote on a set of budget cuts without amendments. This request by the President [...]

Obama: No “Appetite” For Immigration Reform Now

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 8:42 am

Speaking to reporter aboard Air Force One, President Obama said the White House will not bring up immigration reform until next year: “We’ve gone through a very tough year and I’ve been working Congress pretty hard. So I know, there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue. There’s still work [...]

Unless We Do Health Care Right, Every Private Sector Union Will Be Dead In Nine Years

By: Friday December 4, 2009 8:20 am

Politicians, business executives, labor leaders, none of them seem to get it (or at least want to acknowledge it): Our broken health care system is the 800 pound gorilla sitting on our economy, and every year, the gorilla gains another hundred pounds. Health insurance is a massive piece of overhead cost, killing our competitiveness in [...]

Harry Reid Plays A Game Of Chutes And Ladders Instead Of Saving American Lives

By: Tuesday November 24, 2009 3:56 pm

Imagine I sat you down in front a Chutes and Ladders board game. I tell you all that you need to do is get the red piece onto the finish square. You could spend half an hour rolling the dice, moving up ladders and down shoots until you get your red piece to the finish [...]

Halfway There: Donate for Organizers in Arkansas to Primary Blanche Lincoln

By: Thursday October 29, 2009 10:23 am

Goal ThermometerYesterday Jane followed up on her televised dare to Blanche Lincoln to filibuster the public option, when she warned that if Blanche filibustered, “she’d draw a primary challenger so fast it’d make your head spin.” Jane wrote here:

But there are other things that can make a race attractive to a primary challenger — or, conversely, make Lincoln think twice about joining a Republican filibuster. Like hiring organizers in Arkansas to start knocking on doors and set up phone banks into Arkansas, and compiling the names of voters in the state who would support a primary challenge against her.

We need $30,000 to put this into action. It may well be the most effective $30,000 we spend on health care this year. Or EFCA, for that matter.

We’re already halfway there – in just 24 hours, the FDL community has raised more than $15,000 from more than 400 people. Can you help push us over the top? Click here to donate now to fund organizers in Arkansas.