HR 3962 Passes After Generations of Americans Ignored

Last night, the House of Representatives passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act, H.R. 3962.  It’s being touted as a major step forward but for those who support Single Payer, it is anything but. From the house floor, Speaker House Nancy Pelosi called the passing of H.R. 3962, “an historic moment for our nation”. […]

Progressive Women in the Media

Snippets of progressive women in the media today. This is Linda Milazzo, an uncompromising progressive journalist whose work is found on the Huffington Post, AlterNet, and we’re proud to say the LA Progressive as well as many other online progressive publications. The internet and specifically the blogosphere, as it is coming to be know, is […]

California’s Three Strikes Law

This is the story of Sue, one among millions who have been impacted by California’s Three Strikes Law. This is the story of a Mom who used tough love when her son was a troubled youth and now regrets it. This video is part 2 in a series written, directed, and produced by film maker […]

Fake Protestors at Town Hall Meetings

Rachel Maddow reveals what a local investigative reporter discovered at a town hall meeting.

Dambisa Moyo

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Who is Dambisa Moyo

LGBT Reception at the White House

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On Monday, June 29, 2009 President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT) Community in honor of LGBT Pride Month. The reception was held in the East Room of the White House.

How To Use Twitter

Want to follow the LA Progressive on Twitter but don’t have a Twitter account? Follow these simple instructions. See you on Twitter!! –Dick and Sharon

Democracy Now Headlines May 22, 2009

Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now” reads the headlines of the day.  The topics covered are: Obama Backs Indefinite Jailing, Criticizes Bush Measures Cheney: Obama Policies Endanger US Former U.S. Soldier, Steve Green, Gets Life Sentence in Iraq Rape, Murder Case UN requests $500 million in aid to help 2 million people who have been displaced […]

Was Abu Ghraib Worse Than We Could Have Imagined

The president has stated that he will continue to block the release of additional Abu Ghraib photos depicting torture or “troop abuse” as it is now being referred to in some mainstream media outlets. What could be driving the 180 degree turn in the president’s decision to release the Abu Ghraib photos?

Rachel Maddow’s Chronology of AIG’s Greed

Check out Rachel Maddow’s chronology of AIG’s corporate wrongdoing. She does a great job of summing it up in a nutshell.

Madoff, Stanford, Ponzi and the Media

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Few had heard the name Bernard (Bernie) Madoff, as recently as two months ago. An equally small group was familiar with the term “Ponzi Scheme” when the Madoff scandal broke. And now there is the Sir R. Allen Stanford scandal. Now, in this era of keen observance to rules of fiscal prudence where the public […]

Renaissance in the Republican Party?

The clock is ticking , unemployment is rising, foreclosures are up, and economists say we are at an all time low but the GOP continues to oppose the president on the passage of his stimulus package.

President Obama’s Remarks Before the House Votes on Stimulus Bill

President Barack Obama spoke to a group of business executives and elected officials before the House voted on the highly anticipated Stimulus Bill which contains an $825 billion Stimulus Plan. The President noted that seven of the largest corporations in the United States announced, this week, that they are making job cuts. Earlier, in a […]

January 20, 2009 – A Turning Point for America and the World

Congratulations to us all. Today, the Inauguration of Barack Obama, marks the beginning of a new era in America! The country has been returned to the people!

Obama Must Walk the Talk on National Service

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Michelle Obama urged millions of Americans this week to perform community service on January 19. Her e-mail message included a link to engage in such actions, and her commitment is clearly heart-felt. Ms. Obama once worked for Public Allies, which “identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and prepares them for careers working for community […]

Obama’s Hometown Kicks Off “Camp Hope”

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Sub-freezing temperatures and a brisk wind did not darken the day in Drexel Park for the kick off of Camp Hope, an 18-day vigil just down the street from Barrack Obama’s home on Chicago’s south side, earlier this week. Organized by a coalition of social justice, religious and peace organizations from the Chicago area, Camp […]

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