Progressive Groups Target Obama With Web Ads On Foreclosure Crisis

Anti-foreclosure and bank-accountability organizations on the left say they launched an Internet advertising campaign Thursday to pressure President Obama to hold Wall Street accountable for the foreclosure crisis and require big banks to pay back underwater homeowners through large-scale principal reduction. The campaign includes $20,000 in Google and Facebook ads … Continue reading

DNC Chair: Romney Wins GOP Nod Only ‘After Six Years of Trying, Millions of Dollars Spent’

Mitt Romney may have formally won the Republican nomination for president Tuesday night, but there wasn’t much to celebrate, according to the head of the Democratic Party. His win in the Texas primary finally, as expected, gave the former Massachusetts governor enough delegates to formally secure the GOP nomination to take on … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Knowledge is power, a saying 500 years old, but knowledge is power today as never before, not only here in the United States, but the future of the free world depends in the final analysis upon the United States and upon our willingness to reach those decisions on these complicated matters which face us with courage and clarity. Continue reading

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

by WALTER BRASCH   Today is Memorial Day, the last day of the three-day weekend. Veterans and community groups will remember those who died in battle and, as they have done for more than a century, will place small flags on graves. But, for most of America, Memorial Day is … Continue reading

The GOP ‘War On Women’ Isn’t Over, Reid Reminds Voters

With a new poll may may have women once again moving toward Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the Senate’s Democratic majority leader is reminding female voters that the GOP hasn’t ended its “war on women.” Although President Obama had opened up a huge 19-point advantage among women just weeks ago in the … Continue reading

On Gay Marriage, Obama Talks The Talk — His Administration Walks The Walk

Although it thrilled progressives and other supporters of marriage equality — and maybe even changed a few minds on the issue — President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage earlier this month didn’t, in-and-of-itself, change any policy. Obama’s words don’t allow any new same-sex unions which had previously been outlawed, or even alleviate any discrimination … Continue reading

Take Back Congress: A Winning Strategy

This will be a national race, run from central command and control, using stealth cash. All well and good to wonder how the Obama campaign can fare against the hidden Sith Lords. But what about poor Congresswoman Jane Doe, Anytown U.S.A.? How does SHE compete against the Rovian Hand and near-infinite supplies of cash? Continue reading

Cory Booker May Not Want To, But Robert Reich Goes Right Ahead And Indicts Private Equity

Democrat Cory Booker may not want “to sit here and indict private equity” like that once run by Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, but a former Labor secretary was more than happy to take that plunge. Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J., stirred up a firestorm Sunday by appearing on … Continue reading

Activists Pressure Administration To Reveal Name Of New Mortgage Task Force Head

Housing and mortgage-accountability activist groups are urging the Obama administration to reveal the name of the new director  appointed to the newly created Mortgage Fraud Task Force after Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that such a director was now in place. President Obama first promised the creation … Continue reading