President Obama Should Pardon, Not Imprison CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou

By: Friday January 18, 2013 12:52 pm

President Obama has opposed waterboarding as torture since the 2008 campaign – so why is he sending the man who helped shed light on that practice to prison? Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who helped expose the Bush administration’s torture program, recently plead guilty to sharing the name of a colleague to journalists to use [...]

Livestream #OccupyDC: Live from Freedom Plaza

By: Thursday October 6, 2011 10:20 am

I’m at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC with Jon Walker and Kevin Gozstola, where we’ll be livestreaming the occupation. Chip in $10 to our OccupyWallStreet coverage fund and help us do what the mainstream media won’t do.

Hey North Dakota, What Do You Think About Ed Schultz?

By: Wednesday January 6, 2010 3:31 pm

Here’s a question for Firedoglake’s North Dakota activists about this Senate race. Do you think Ed Schultz should run to be your next Senator? Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey.

Introducing the FDL Health Care War Room

By: Wednesday December 23, 2009 7:42 am

I’m pleased to announce the release of Firedoglake’s Health Care War Room. This war room will serve as a hub for policy information and organizing opportunities run by FDL.

Mike Farrell Thanks Progress Illinois, Jesse Jackson Jr., Phil Hare and Luis Gutierrez for Holding the Line on a Public Option

By: Tuesday September 1, 2009 6:42 am

The script was written by our own Blue Texan.  Progress Illinois has done a great job covering the work that Illinois state reps have done on health care.  

Is Donna Edwards Catching the #Rahmflu?

By: Saturday August 22, 2009 4:00 am

It was somewhat disconcerting when Donna Edwards would not confirm to the Hill this week Edwards, who signed the letter, that she would vote against any bill through conference that did not have a public plan.

We’re At $67,939 — and Rising

By: Tuesday August 18, 2009 5:45 pm

This one won’t go down the memory hole.  Thanks to everyone who put an exclamation point at the end of that sentiment with their contribution.

FDL Action: Whip It! Day 54

By: Monday August 17, 2009 5:08 pm

Today’s updates came from the letter signed by 60 members of the House.

Lynn Woolsey: Will Not Vote for Health Care Without a Strong Public Option

By: Friday June 26, 2009 2:21 pm

“Oh I will vote against anything that does not include … and it’s got to be real. I mean, you can call it anything you want … I believe there are enough of us, among the 120 in the tri-caucus and the progressive caucus, that can stop any votes…. Any health care reform that does not include a strong, robust public option for all Americans will not be health care reform.”