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Obama for America launches “For All” website to hit Romney for dismissing half the nation

In 2008, Obama for America broke down barriers with their website format which mirrored Facebook (and was in fact designed by one of the founders of Facebook) and in doing so appealed specifically to younger voters.  This year, the Obama campaign is leaps and bounds ahead of Team Romney when it comes to the effective use of social media.

Today they have launched a great new interactive site in response to Mitt Romney’s now infamous (and a popular GIF’d “gaffe”) 47% video which shows America which campaign is FOR ALL which is intended to target voters between the ages of 18-29 (for a second I’ll pretend that I’m 29).

The images will appear on the Obama 2012 Instagram and everyone can ...

In 2008, Obama for America broke down barriers with their website format which mirrored Facebook (and was in fact designed by one of the founders of Facebook) and in doing so appealed specifically to younger voters.  This ...

Mia Love demonstrates Republican senselessness

Rising political star Mayor Mia Love (R-UT) had her big interview on Fox News Sunday this week. She’s a rising star and a congressional candidate who got a coveted speaking slot in prime time at their convention in Tampa.  If she wasn’t a household name before the Republican National Convention, she is now.

In a party lacking diversity, Mia Love has a future.  As an African American woman, Republicans will surely love her as she represents their future as they struggle to become a party of more than older whites.

But Mia Love doesn’t make any sense when it comes to a women’s right to choose. Shocking I know.  In all seriousness though, if you are going to state publicly that you are ...

Rising political star Mayor Mia Love (R-UT) had her big interview on Fox News Sunday this week. She’s a rising star and a congressional candidate who got a coveted speaking slot in prime time at their convention ...

DNC: Women take center stage

There is no question that this is a choice election.  Almost every speech whether delivered by the First Lady or the president of Planned Parenthood has received a raucous reception from delegates and supporters here in Charlotte particularly on issues impacting women. The Democratic party will emerge from this week’s convention as the party solidly on the side of women, in stark contrast to the other side, and the message is clear: Trust women.

I was surprised by the willingness with which the convention has stood firm and the issue of choice not only in rhetoric but with who is given coveted prime time speaking slots.  The president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, the president of Planned Parenthood, and of course women’s ...

There is no question that this is a choice election.  Almost every speech whether delivered by the First Lady or the president of Planned Parenthood has received a raucous reception from delegates and supporters here in Charlotte ...

DNC: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks war on women

I’m at the Democratic National Convention all week long and yesterday was included in a reporters round table with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  Leader Pelosi spoke passionately about why the president should be re-elected saying, “I’ve issued a D.A.R.E.,” which stands for Disclose, Amend (the Constitution to overturn Citizens United), Reform the system (leading to public financing of campaigns), and Elect reformers (in a bipartisan way)…We have to take back our democracy from the plutocracy.”

I’m at the Democratic National Convention all week long and yesterday was included in a reporters round table with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  Leader Pelosi spoke passionately about why the president should be re-elected saying, ...

Breaking: Democratic Party platform to include gay marriage plank

The Washington Blade reports that on Sunday Democrats approved draft language supporting same-sex marriage and other pro-LGBT positions as part of the Democratic Party’s platform. The process is not officially complete – the language will have to be approved in a full platform meeting, and then by the delegates at the Democratic National Committee Meeting. But the decision is basically final, according to reports. Barney Frank, who was part of the 15-member panel that voted on the language, said they unanimously backed the language.

More from the Blade:

A Democratic National Committee staffer, who is familiar with the process and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the language in the platform approved on Sunday not only backs marriage equality, but ...

The Washington Blade reports that on Sunday Democrats approved draft language supporting same-sex marriage and other pro-LGBT positions as part of the Democratic Party’s platform. The process is not officially complete – the language will have ...

Midterm Elections Post-Mortem

Are you sick to death of election coverage? Feeling defeated by major losses in the House? Annoyed with press conferences and pundits? Well, the media has a talent for giving us election fatigue but there is some good news and insightful analysis out there to prepare us for this arduous road to 2012.

Even as the Tea Party heavily pushed their discriminatory platforms, ethnic diversity didn’t take a total hit in these elections. As Lori reported earlier, despite the fact there will be no African-American senators for the next two years, Alabama elected their first Black congresswoman. In typical appropriating fashion, the GOP won big with their candidates of color, namely Indian-American Nikki Haley, South ...

Are you sick to death of election coverage? Feeling defeated by major losses in the House? Annoyed with press conferences and pundits? Well, the media has a talent for giving us election fatigue but ...

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