Grassroots

Following news of an impending store closure, workers at the 63rd street location of Hot and Crusty bakery have called for a 24-hour picket and store occupation, alleging the company has deliberately withheld rent payments following a hard-fought and successful unionization drive in May 2012. The company, owned by private equity partner Mark Samson, gave the Hot and Crusty Workers Association 11 days notice of eviction from the property, informing employees that August 31st would be their last day. Read more...
From Matt Osborne at http://www.osborneink.com/ -- Read more...
For those of you who follow baseball, Ozzie Guillen is not shy about expressing his feeling or calling out his players performance and using colorful Read more...
John King allows Dick Armey to pretend like the Republicans have not already co-opted the Tea Party movement and says they are "grassroots" because th Read more...
Oh lookie here. Chris Matthews decided to have himself a little astroturf tea party with FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe and Americans for Prosperity's Tim P Read more...

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Rachel reports on more astroturf groups, this time from the petroleum industry, and their efforts to affect health care and energy policy. From The H Read more...
For those of you who follow the inside baseball, National Journal has a look at the Republican strategy on healthcare reform: Delay, misinform, obfusc Read more...
Joe Sestak made a video to thank the netroots for our support during the Sestak/Specter Straw Poll. Adam Green: By creating one place where the Read more...
Building upon the movement that started on a cold January morning in Illinois almost two years ago, Barack Obama today announced the creation of "Org Read more...
From the aptly-named blog "We Saw That", an excerpt from David "Diapers and a Call Girl" Vitter's re-election email. Recently I held a conference c Read more...