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Weekly Mulch: Obama's Responsibility for the BP Oil Spill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger President Barack Obama is in Louisiana today, and BP is saying it will know in 48 hours if its attempt to "t...

Weekly Diaspora: Obama Deploys Troops to Border Amid Rising Civil Disobedience

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he would be deploying 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexic...

Weekly Pulse: Prostate Health is Girly and Other Health Care Paradoxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week's health care news was full of mind-bending paradoxes: Prostate health is girly, abstinence-...

Weekly Audit: Want Economic Justice? Then It's Time To Act.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a financial reform package that includes a handful of important reforms,...

Weekly Audit: After Health Care, the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Now that health care reform has finally been enacted, a host of critical economic issues are taking center st...

The Pulse: House Passes Health Care Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Last night, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive health care reform after more than a yea...

Weekly Diaspora: No Sleep 'Till March on Washington

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger This Sunday, tens of thousands of people plan to march on the National Mall in Washington, DC in an effort to...

Weekly Audit: Will Weak Reforms Bring on Another Crisis?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) unveiled his latest financial reform proposal on Monday, ...

Weekly Diaspora: More Hypocrisy in Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger After passing what is arguably the harshest immigration law in the country--SB 1070 forces local police to adhe...

Weekly Audit: Wall Street Goes to the Movies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the U.S. Senate rejected a plan that would have broken up the nation's six largest banks firms in...

Weekly Pulse: Eric Massa Backs off Health Care Conspiracy, Glenn Beck Apologizes to the Entire Country

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) punked conservative talk show host Glenn Beck yesterday by recanting his...

Weekly Audit: Doomsday for the CFPA?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium Blogger Just when the Democrats need to be tougher than ever on financial reform, Senate Banking Committee Chair Sen....

Weekly Mulch: New bills and old money

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket, and leaders on Capitol Hill are hoping that this ve...

Weekly Diaspora: Rallying the Grassroots

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Ed. Note: After a brief hiatus, the Diaspora is back! We're very excited to have Erin Rosa on board for this pr...

Weekly Pulse: Obama to Push for Reconciliation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Today, President Barack Obama will deliver a speech to Congress outlining his plan to move forward on ...

Weekly Audit: The Global Economic Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger Over the past thirty years, Wall Street has waged a steady war against governments around the globe, convinci...

Weekly Pulse: Obama to Promote Health Plan at Summit

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Obama to Promote Health Plan at SummitBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, the White House released its plan for h...

Weekly Mulch: Nuclear Plants will go up in Georgia

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger If you were to look out to the horizon of the clean energy field right now, you would see the hazy outlines ...

Weekly Pulse: Bayh-Partisanship=Giving Your Seat to a Republican

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger You will be shocked, shocked to hear that a Blue Dog Democrat who made a career out of undermining his...

Weekly Audit: More Jobs Please

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

>By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger One year after President Barack Obama secured passage of his critical economic stimulus package, the U.S. Se...

Weekly Mulch: 'Global Weirding' VS. Climate skeptics' slushy thinking

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Climate skeptics found plenty of reasons to dig out their dreary critiques this week, between the continuing...

Lessons From the Right: Obama Tries to Regain the Message

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

President Obama understands he must reach the American public with the facts. Still, Fox News and, more importantly, talk radio will not allow their audiences to hear the unvarnished truth.

Weekly Pulse: Who are Landrieu's Alleged Phone Tamperers?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger The four young men arrested last week for allegedly attempting to tamper with the phones at the office...

Weekly Audit: Don't Let Citizens United Wreck Our Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger In a landmark decision last week, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations could spend unlimited funds to in...

Weekly Mulch: Climate Change On Obama's Back Burner

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He c...