Month: September 2014

Iowa has a key role in ‘No Labels’ campaign

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2014/09/26/iowa-key-role-labels-campaign/16246435/ Iowa is a purple state of problem solvers. We’ve earned our reputation through the years by being a competitive political state, where informed Iowans do their homework and vote accordingly. This ensures candidates earn a victory in their elections, whether they are running for the White House or the courthouse, and every office in …

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The Purple Agenda: A National Strategy to Bridge Left and Right

No one has figured out how to break the cycle of gridlock and dysfunction in America’s government. It isn’t for lack of trying. For years, reformers have been pushing ambitious campaigns to shake up our political system: to limit the influence of money in politics, to end the gerrymandering of congressional districts and to diminish …

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Why Washington is Broken

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-why-washington-is-broken/2014/09/19/9598bc6a-3ffd-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican senator who asked the Discovery Channel to film him and a Democratic colleague last month as they subsisted on an uninhabited Pacific island, came home with a sunburn, a 10-pound weight loss — and a desire to see Senate leaders put through the same ordeal. “To see Sen. Reid …

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No Labels Is Running for President, Sort Of

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/09/18/no_labels_is_running_for_president_sort_of_124013.html When hundreds of lawmakers, political strategists, and activists gathered Wednesday at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, something quickly became clear. The No Labels “National Ideas Meeting” would be the start of a new era for the organization. No Labels is now running for president. Standard non-partisan No Labels fare abounded at the …

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No Labels’ Bid For The Big Time

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/17/no-labels-bid-for-the-big-time.html Can No Labels influence the 2016 election? The much-hyped centrist organization didn’t make much of an impact in 2012 but, undeterred, the group held a major meeting in Washington on Wednesday to begin building a political platform. The bipartisan group, helmed jointly by one-time GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and conservative West Virginia Democratic …

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No Labels Gathers Allies in DC to Start 2016 Push

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NO_LABELS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget. Oh, and the delivery date for the bipartisan outside group’s ambitious plans? No Labels says October 2015, right as the next presidential campaign starts to rev …

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