Progressive Democrats of America Founder Tim Carpenter

Progressives Challenge Obama In Iowa

Saying the Barack Obama has not kept his promises, Progressive Democrats of America founder Tim Carpenter is organizing people to go to the Iowa caucus and vote for “uncommitted” as a way challenge President Obama.

President Obama talks about manufacturing jobs in Pittsburgh, PA

Obama: Time For Nation Building At Home

President Obama says ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are in the “best interests” of US Security and our economy.
“Now is the time to focus on nation building here at home,” said the President in his weekly address to the nation.

Time Has Come to Leave Afghanistan, Says Congressman Garamendi

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) told The UpTake at Netroots Nation yesterday that the Obama administration needs to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The death of Osama bin Laden, Hamid Karzai’s corrupt government in Kabul, and the U.S. military’s huge and ominous footprint in the war-torn country all make the case for pulling, Garamendi said.

Howard Dean: Republicans Work for Corporations, not for People

ollowing his Netroots Nation keynote speech on Thursday night, former Democratic National Committee Chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean told The UpTake that Republicans have shown in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states this winter that they work for corporations and not for the people.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden shake hands with the troops following the President's remarks at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 6, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama Honors bin Laden Kill Team

President Obama tells returning US troops that Osama bin Laden will never threaten the US again. He says he met with the special ops team that killed bin Laden and told them “job well done.”

Graphic of Osama bin Laden's compound where he was killed

Inside The Bin Laden Raid

U.S. intelligence has been tracking Osama bin Laden’s movements and the building of his compound. This Department of Defense story shows where the compound was located, how it was laid out and how it was attacked.

Obama: US Unity Now That Bin Laden Dead?

” We were reminded again that there is a pride in what this nation stands for, and what we can achieve, that runs far deeper than party, far deeper than politics.” – President Obama to Congressional Leaders

Afghan Activist Malalai Joya Speaks in Minneapolis

Afghan activist, writer and a former politician, Malalai Joya will speak tonight at St. Joan of Arc church in Minneapolis. She was dismissed from the Afghan parliament for publicly denouncing the presence of what she considered to be warlords and war criminals in the Afghan parliament.