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President Barack Obama attends the second working session at the G20 summit on September 6, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

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President Barack Obama attends the second working session at the G20 summit on September 6, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

On Syria: Obama’s Army on Sidelines

Updated at 10:10 am EDT, Sept. 10 Among all the usual advocates whom President Barack Obama has rallied in support of his bid for military action against Syria, the one most conspicuous by its virtual absence is the organization committed...

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An activist with the Code Pink group disrupts a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2013.

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An activist with the Code Pink group disrupts a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2013.

MoveOn.org (Mostly) Joins Antiwar Opposition

MoveOn.org, the advocacy group that spent $1 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama last year, is now mobilizing to oppose his call to attack Syria. A poll of the 8 million members of the organization, which pushed to end...

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Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, wears tennis shoes in place of her dress shoes as she begins a one-woman filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, on June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

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Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, wears tennis shoes in place of her dress shoes as she begins a one-woman filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, on June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

Mizuno: ‘Marathon Filibustering’ Model

Mizuno shoes have Wendy Davis to thank. The Texas state senator who filibustered for 11 hours this week to beat back an anti-abortion bill was not only on her toes. She stood in stylish running shoes. The pink Mizuno Women’s...

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A staff member picks up a picture of a gun during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013 in Washington.

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A staff member picks up a picture of a gun during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013 in Washington.

Gun-Rule Advocates Take Aim at NRA-Associated Companies

Following the blueprint of a campaign to get companies to end their support of the American Legislative Exchange Council, advocacy groups with ties to Moveon.org are pressuring corporations such as Cigna, Hertz Global Holdings and Wyndham Worldwide to sever their connections...

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Retiring Rep. Barney Frank on Capitol Hill on Jan. 3, 2013, prior to the start of the 113th Congress.

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Retiring Rep. Barney Frank on Capitol Hill on Jan. 3, 2013, prior to the start of the 113th Congress.

Barney Frank’s Senate Bid Backed by Petition Drive: MoveOn Member

Barney Frank broke somewhat with traditional political decorum — such as that is — with his public pitch to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat that will come open upon Democrat John Kerry’s expected confirmation by his colleagues as secretary of state. “Coach, put me in,”...

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Mitt Romney with senior advisor Beth Myers  aboard his campaign plane.

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Mitt Romney with senior advisor Beth Myers aboard his campaign plane.

Romney: `Paid Taxes Every Year’

“I have paid taxes every year, and a lot of taxes,” Republican Mitt Romney said today. His unequivocal statement is a response to suggestions from Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate majority leader, that Romney has averted paying taxes for many...

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Protestors from MoveOn.org, the Occupy Movement and the Long Island Progressive march to the beachfront home of industrial billionaire David H. Koch to demonstrate against a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Southampton, N.Y.

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Protestors from MoveOn.org, the Occupy Movement and the Long Island Progressive march to the beachfront home of industrial billionaire David H. Koch to demonstrate against a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Southampton, N.Y.

Koch Industries Finds Irony in Protest

Funny how there was little outrage from MoveOn.org and other Democratic supporters over President Barack Obama’s high-dollar fundraisers, Koch Industries noted on its “Koch Facts” Web-site. Mitt Romney’s July 8 fundraiser at the Southampton, New York, beach home of energy...

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