Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher is the founder of firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on The Daily Beat, Common Dreams, AlterNet, The Nation and The American Prospect.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Obama Twists Own Arm, Says “Uncle” to Extending Bush Tax Cuts
Political mastermind David Axelrod says the White House is ready to cave in the wake of imaginary overwhelming pressure to extend all of the Bush tax cuts , exacerbating the “deficit” problem they’ve been completely obsessed with:
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Monday, June 14, 2010
Sierra Club and Gang Green: Oil Spill Cleanup 'Just Fine'
Josh Gerstein has an article in Politico on the massive silence coming out of the enviros on the BP oil catastrophe, which has been notable ever since the rig collapsed . This weekend the groups took out an ad in the Washington Post, not to criticize the administration for their response, but to praise the President for putting a hold on a drilling project in Alaska:
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Friday, May 21, 2010
Revolt of the Wonks: Former Obama Advisors Want To Know What’s Happening on His Deficit Commission
There's a very important an article in the Neiman Watchdog this morning (Harvard's Kennedy School journalism review, Deputy Editor Dan Froomkin). It's written by Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson, entitled "Has Obama created a Social Security ‘death panel'?
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Monday, March 29, 2010
Tribal Loyalty and the Corporatist Agenda: It’s Not Just For Republicans Any More
In 2007, Glenn Greenwald wrote a column about how our political debate was being constrained by the demonization of figures like Howard Dean, Al Gore or Ron Paul who were singled out and labeled "weirdos" for expressing opinions outside of party orthodoxy, even though those opinions may have broad popular support. Noting that Ron Paul shared several core principles with progressives on the issues of civil
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Monday, March 22, 2010
The Sober Reality of Health Care Reform
The country turned an important corner last night when Congress affirmed the moral imperative of providing quality health care to more Americans and passed the President's sweeping health insurance reform bill. It is to President Obama's credit that he was willing to commit his office to such a challenge when others before him had failed.
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010
FDL Launches 'Students, Not Banks' Campaign
Today, FDL launches its Students Not Banks campaign, with a petition calling on Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and members of Congress to pass student loan reform quickly through reconciliation.
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Friday, January 29, 2010
List of 51 Senate Democrats Who Support a Public Option: What’s Stopping Them Now?
Some day, just for kicks, I’m going to collect quotes from every scold who called upon their volumes of wisdom about Senate procedure to decree that Joe Lieberman must be the ultimate decider on any health care bill, because after all it took 60 votes to pass anything. Because now, as we’ve known all along, that’s a self-imposed limitation that the Senate can surmount if they want to .
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Everyone is Dennis Kucinich Now
The results in Massachusetts, Arkansas, New York, Ohio and Indiana show that Democrats are probably a lot closer to Dennis Kucinich than they are to the so-called “centrists” like Joe Lieberman whose corporatism has dictated the terms of the Senate health care bill. Raw Story spoke to Kucinich : The 13-year congressman lamented the lack of change in economic policies, tying it to the major problems Democrats are facing.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Dear President Obama: Time to Stop Letting Corporations Write the Health Care Bill
When Max Baucus unveiled an early version of the Senate bill in September, an ex-WellPoint VP named Liz Fowler was listed as the author . Only a few weeks earlier, the Huffington Post exposed the sweetheart deal negotiated between the White House and PhRMA in exchange for $150 million in political advertising.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Martha Coakley and 'Sidecar' Reconciliation: The Public Option Lives Again
Anthony Weiner is saying that if Martha Coakley loses today, health care is dead . But Eugene Robinson says the White House is going to fix the bill by getting tough with corporations.
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