Lots of DC Area Events inc. Obama, Wes Clark

PLEASE FORWARD, LIBERALLY

Frustration at the top, energy from below.  I've been doing these e-mail newsletters since 2003 when it was limited to the Draft Clark Campaign.  This is the biggest one ever, even without factoring in presidential campaigns (and I'm open to listing events from all of the Dem. campaigns if I get plenty of lead time).  It's interesting that despite the stagnation about stopping the war in Congress, there a rising tide of energy for change at the grassroots level -- H. Park.

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Liveblog with Eric Massa - Yearly Kos and a Pistol Packing Congressman

Crossposted from dKos

Friends,

It has been an absolute whirlwind week for our campaign over the last 10 days and there are a number of things I'd like to touch on today. In the last 10 days, our momentum has grown exponentially. Today, I'd like to take the time to review four major developments in our race.

YearlyKos

First - I want to thank all of you for another wonderful experience at the Yearly Kos convention last week in Chicago. I apologize for not posting last Sunday as I usually do, however I was on an airplane flying back to Western NY at the time. During the convention I was scheduled to speak at the Future Leaders panel with a number of netroots candidates. However on Saturday morning at 7 am I received an urgent call from one of my staffers. Apparently Arianna Huffington had just broken her ankle and as such was unable to make it to the "Left behind by the Right" panel (If you're reading this, I hope you're feeling better Arianna). As such, I was asked to step in since I too am a former Republican.

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Eric Massa challenges Bill O'Reilly

Liveblogging at DKos

To the Kos Readership,

First, thank you for your years of support. Today I ask that you consider recommending this post and spreading the word to your friends and family as I am challenging Bill O'Reilly to debate me on his show following his weeks of trashing the DailyKos. The more recommendations we get, the more momentum we can build. Having watched and read Fox News over the past two weeks, I find their attacks against the DailyKos to be unfounded and reprehensible.

I hope to see all of you in Chicago where I will be speaking on Friday 8/3 at 10:30am at the Future Leaders panel and then hosting a hospitality room on that same Friday from 1-5pm at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Meeting Suite 2 on the third floor about 100 feet to the left of the Convention Center. I hope to meet all of you, and even Mr. O'Reilly if he can find the time to swing by.

With that, I'd like to directly address Bill O'Reilly who has made it his mission to defame and mischaracterize us and our cause.

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Would George Washington have pardoned Benedict Arnold?

Crossposted from DKos

Last week, we saw a new low from the Bush White House. It no longer matters if you risk our national security for political purposes so long as you've played enough golf with the President (by the way my opponent was rated as the Most Improved Golfer in Congress in 2005 and can brag about having the same handicap as Rick Santorum and Tom DeLay). Of course, I am speaking of the Presidential commutation of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's 30 month prison sentence for lying to the FBI. This is wrong on so many levels I hardly know where to begin, but first let me say this - Our nation was founded on the principle that NOBODY is above the law... especially in cases where National Security is at risk. Had history been written a little differently, could ever you imagine President Washington commuting a sentence for Benedict Arnold?

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Liveblog with Eric Massa - Demanding Honest Government Means Holding Congress Accountable

Early last month, I announced my New Bill of Rights. This Declaration is my way of expanding upon the Rights listed in FDR's 1944 State of the Union message to Congress, which I have touched upon in some of my more recent DailyKos Diaries. I know that the way forward for the Democratic Party is to stand with the people against President Bush and the Rubberstamp Republicans, who taken the side of Corporatists rather than the American family. Together, I know we can make this world a better place.

This is the sixth in a ten part series where we will discuss some of the most important issues facing the American people today. I want to hear your opinions and thoughts on each and every one of these topics. Our campaign has had over 40 house parties over the last month which has made it difficult for me to be available every Sunday for liveblogging, but I am very happy to be back with you today from 3-6 pm eastern time.

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