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MoveOn.org is an American website and political action group. It was originally founded to oppose the impeachment proceedings against President William Jefferson Clinton by House Republicans (led by Newt Gingrich) in 1998[1]. The irony of the organization being originally founded to get us to move on from Clinton's improprieties now constantly reminding people of those improprieties every time they see its name seems to be lost on them. The organization is a strong supporter of the US Democratic Party and is liberal in its politics, and is widely disliked by the American right who think they are raving partisan leftists.

Recently, MoveOn.org has been criticized for adopting the same platform as then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama[citation needed]. Their response is that their platform hasn't changed; Barack Obama is listening to them.

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  1. The name of the original petition was called "Censure President Clinton and Move On to Pressing Issues Facing the Nation." My, how times have changed stayed the same.