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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t know how to make Republicans more appealing

On CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, host Candy Crowley asked Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) why unemployed Americans, or workers making minimum wage, would become Republicans. “If I am an unemployed American and or if I am a minimum wage worker and I hear from Republicans that, ‘You…

Van Jones to Sen. Ted Cruz on Obamacare funding: ‘You’re not a sugar daddy, are you?’

On Crossfire tonight, Van Jones confronted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his claims about Obamacare. “Isn’t the irony of Obamacare,” Jones asked Cruz, “that in order to fund the stuff you like — like no denying of anybody any coverage — you have to accept the stuff you don’t like,…

National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Ai-Jen Poo: ‘There’s a lot of cultural resistance to the notion that we’re aging’

This year at Netroots Nation, Raw Story was asking 5 Questions of various panel speakers, exhibitors and attendees about issues you didn’t hear addressed on the main stage. As the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-Jen Poo is used to advocating for legal, political and social recognition of…

Drug Policy Alliance: Marijuana reform ‘is not a laughing matter’ in 2013

This year at Netroots Nation, Raw Story was asking 5 Questions of various panel speakers, exhibitors and attendees about issues you didn’t hear addressed on the main stage. Ask a Netroots attendee who is most interested and likely to be affected by marijuana policy reform, and chances are they’ll evoke…

American Atheists’ David Silverman at Netroots: ‘Why do we talk about God when we talk about politics?’

This year at Netroots Nation, Raw Story is asking 5 Questions of various panel speakers, exhibitors and attendees about issues you won’t hear addressed on the main stage. Though many liberals progressives define themselves as non-religious, most candidates they are asked to support nonetheless openly espouse religions views during the…

5 Questions For: Sen. Barbara Boxer on backalley abortions, left-wing Obama critics and the economy

Although it’s been almost 20 years since she was first elected to the Senate, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is nonetheless her state’s junior Senator. She’s considered a long-time supporter of women’s reproductive choice and environmentalism, and spoke to Raw Story at the PPL Newsroom at the Democratic National Convention. Raw…

5 Questions For: SC state Rep. John R. King (D) on ‘token African-Americans’ and the big blue tent

When Raw Story caught up to South Carolina state Rep. John R. King (D), who represents Rock Hill, a district just 15 minutes south of Charlotte, his voice was still recovering from Wednesday night’s assembly, but he still called his convention experience “beautiful.” It was also, he said, a rare…

5 Questions For: Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Clinton, Obama and money in politics

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is his state’s junior Senator, first elected in 2006 and thus up for reelection in 2012. He is one of the Senate’s more liberal members on everything from marriage equality (he supports a repeal of DOMA) to the elimination of the Citizens United ruling. He spoke…

5 questions for: Citizens United president about his new anti-Obama film

The conservative organization for which the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision is named on Thursday brought their latest film attacking President Barack Obama to the city where he is speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Raw Story caught up with Citizens United President David Bossie…

5 Questions for: Greenpeace activist Holly Hanks on political platforms and wanting political influence

Holly Hanks, the senior campaign coordinator for Greenpeace’s office in Raleigh, North Carolina, took a break from campaigning near the convention (and the occasional cough; this was her first week back at work after a recent illness) to talk to Raw Story about Greenpeace’s progress as an organization, what that…

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