A coalition spearheaded by liberal advocacy group Moveon.org held rallies across the country Saturday in support of public employees and others outraged at the Wisconsin budget-cutting bill they consider an attack on unions.
Health care reform is a signature issue for Democrats, but the attempt to overhaul the nation's health system has pitted liberals against centrists, exposing fissures 11 months before the 2010 midterm elections.
MoveOn.org has its sights set on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole's unexpectedly competitive contest for re-election in North Carolina, spending nearly half a million dollars on an ad accusing the North Carolina senator and fellow Republican John McCain of being "in the pocket of Big Oil."
MoveOn.org, a grassroots powerhouse that supports Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, launched a fundraising drive Thursday to counter Sen. Hillary Clinton's wealthy supporters.
The top Democrat in the Senate slammed Rush Limbaugh Monday over his recent controversial "phony soldiers" remark, despite the conservative talk-radio host's protests that his words have been taken out of context.
The public editor for The New York Times slammed his employer Sunday in a column, saying the newspaper violated its policies by cutting MoveOn.org a deal on a controversial ad criticizing the top U.S. military commander in Iraq.
A Nevada Democratic presidential debate that was to have been co-hosted by Fox News Network was canceled by organizers, in part because of a joke by Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes about presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama.
Forty-five minutes into the first presidential debate, Bruce Springsteen wandered into the craft services room of the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia where two dozen roadies and a few members of his E Street Band were silently gathered around a TV. "How we doin'?," he asked, pointing to the screen. There was no response. Next he tried a few inquisitive gestures. Thumbs up? Way up? Down? No one shifted his or her gaze. Finally, smiling wryly in recognition of his relative unimportance, Springsteen pulled up a chair and watched with the others.
It's an issue that has dogged the president almost since the day he first entered the political arena, as illustrated in a MoveOn.org add that said, "George Bush used his father to get into the National Guard, was grounded and then went missing."
A tour by leading artists including Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chicks this October could bring in revenues of $44 million, according to a published report, with the profits going to help elect Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry.
Al Gore lashed out at his rival from the 2000 election Wednesday: "How dare they subject us to such dishonor and disgrace! How dare they drag the good name of the United States of America through the mud of Saddam Hussein's torture prison."
John Kerry has hired an Internet-savvy Democrat to run his presidential campaign's online communications, a move that raises new questions about the link between his campaign and the independent groups that run TV ads on his behalf.
The Bush-Cheney re-election campaign plans to file a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, charging that a $5.1 million anti-Bush ad campaign in key battleground states violates the new campaign finance reform law, spokesman Terry Holt said.
With ads by the Bush-Cheney campaign and the liberal grass-roots group MoveOn.org already battling it out on the airwaves, another set of ads was rolled out nationwide Monday, the first conservative attack ads against presumptive Democratic candidate John Kerry.
Despite public calls from some firefighters and relatives of victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign said Sunday it is not considering pulling or changing television ads that include images of devastation from the attacks.
The Republican National Committee is warning television stations across the country not to run ads from the MoveOn.org Voter Fund that criticize President Bush, charging that the left-leaning political group is paying for them with money raised in violation of the new campaign-finance law.
The cash realities of the 2004 campaign hit home Thursday for Democrats when Republicans launched a heavy first round of glossy TV ads, an opening shot that indicates Sen. John Kerry and his allies will have to work overtime to make sure they'll have the money to compete over the next eight months.