(CNN) – The liberal group, MoveOn.org, endorsed Democratic Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts on Thursday in his bid for the Democratic nomination in his state’s open U.S. Senate race.
According to a survey of its 219,000 members in the Bay State, MoveOn found that 94% voted to endorse Markey, well above its two-thirds threshold for endorsing a candidate. Rep. Stephen Lynch, a social conservative from South Boston, is also running for the Democratic nomination.
Washington (CNN) - MoveOn.org is moving into the TV fight over curbing gun violence.
The progressive group will announce Friday that it's going up with a television commercial that goes after members of Congress who accept donations from the National Rifle Association.
(CNN) – Hollywood actresses Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington are featured condemning Republicans for their stance on abortion in a new political ad from the liberal group MoveOn.org.
The spot, released Monday and directed by noted filmmaker Rob Reiner, will air nationally and in the battleground states of Colorado and Virginia, the group said, adding it would air during shows primarily viewed by women.
(CNN) – The liberal group MoveOn.org will run a thirty-second television spot in battleground states mocking Rafalca, the dressage horse competing at the London Olympics that is co-owned by Ann Romney.
The group said the total buy amounted to five figures, which will be used to air the ad in Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
(CNN) - As voters head to the polls Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi, the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org released a new television ad to coincide with the primaries, accusing the Republican Party of launching a "war on women."
The 60-second spot features a handful of MoveOn members repeating controversial statements from top conservatives, including presidential candidate Rick Santorum and radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
Washington (CNN) - Two leading national progressive groups that have been critical of President Barack Obama are applauding the president's plan to reduce the nation's budget deficit.
Obama released his long-awaited plan Monday, outlining a roughly $3 trillion savings blueprint that includes $1.5 trillion in new revenue generated largely by higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a proposal strongly opposed by GOP leaders who insist that any tax increase will undermine an already weak economy. The president's proposals include a new tax surcharge that could also be imposed on millionaires, the "Buffett Rule," named after investor Warren Buffett, who argues that the richest Americans are not taxed enough.
Washington (CNN)-With "sacred cows" on the table for both parties in the debt deal brokered between Democrats and Republicans, it's no wonder protests are drowning out cheers.
But the loudest protests are being hurled on the same side of the aisle, as Democrats accuse their own leaders of "capitulating" while Republicans say their leadership has accepted a deal that doesn't do enough.
(CNN) - Weighing in on President Obama's choice for chief of staff, the progressive organization MoveOn.org criticized William Daley for his close ties to "big banks and big business."
"With Wall Street reporting record profits while middle class Americans continue to struggle in a deep recession, the announcement that William Daley, who has close ties to Big Banks and Big Business, will now lead the White House staff is troubling and sends the wrong message to the American people," Justin Ruben, executive director of MoveOn.org said in a statement.
Washington (CNN) - The liberal advocacy organization, MoveOn.org, is targeting the Supreme Court in a new newspaper ad, just as the White House prepares itself for a nomination process sure to bring increased attention to the usually reserved body.
The ad is set to run in The Washington Post next week and questions whether the Court is "corporate America's newest subsidiary."
The upper half of the ad features a court robe emblazoned with the logos of major corporations Aetna, Bank of America, Exxon, Enron, Goldman Sachs, Wellpoint, General Electric, Citi and BP.
In the text portion of the ad, MoveOn hammers the court over a campaign finance ruling earlier this year that overturned a longstanding ban on corporations and unions using their treasury funds to run presidential and congressional election ads.
Washington (CNN) – An outspoken liberal advocacy group is using a new television advertisement to take on President Obama over his recent decision to expand the areas available for offshore oil drilling.
Last month, the president announced a new policy that opens up large swaths of U.S. coastal waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural gas drilling. Three weeks later, an offshore oil rig exploded and collapsed, creating a massive oil slick that threatens the Gulf Coast region.
Friday Obama maintained his commitment to the new policy.
"So, let me be clear," the president said, "I continue to believe that domestic oil production is an important part of our overall strategy for energy security, but I've always said it must be done responsibly, for the safety of our workers and our environment."
Now MoveOn, a liberal advocacy group, wants Obama to reinstate the ban on new offshore drilling.
"Sometimes great leaders are tested," the narrator says in MoveOn's new 30-second television ad as images of President Obama in the Gulf Coast region appear on the screen. "For decades, oil companies have dictated our energy policy," the commercial claims. "President Obama, will you lead our country into the clean energy future?," the ad queries.