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Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Stalls, Voting Rights Violations in Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Immigration reform activists suffered a disappointing setback this week. The Senate failed to muste...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Could be First Step to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After months of intense debate over the Obama administration's efforts to revamp our immigration sy...

Modern Lady Goes to (VIDEO)

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Modern Lady Erin Gibson sets off to the nation's capitol as an invited guest at the 2010 Campus Progress symposium. She arrives ill prepared for the i...

Weekly Diaspora: Evangelicals Unexpected Allies for Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

With only a week remaining before Arizona's contentious Senate Bill 1070 becomes law, Arizona human and immigrant rights groups have found unlikely allies among the religious community.

Campus Progress Responds to "Iller" Reaction

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

There is an unprecedented midterm election strategy being orchestrated by over 30 organizations and partners to get young people to vote again this fall.

Iller: Obama Zombies Strike Back (Video)

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

It's time to stop allowing the pundits and pollsters to speak for us- there's still too much at stake. In the interim, if they insist on calling us zombies, then we might as well embrace it and have a little fun in the process.

Weekly Diaspora: Suing, Protesting, and Boycotting Arizona over SB 1070

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Senate Bill 1070, Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant law, is set to go into effect on July 29. With days left t...

Why I'm Fed Up! (VIDEO)

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

You read right. Fed up. I had an opportunity to provide opening remarks for the 2010 Campus Progress National Conference. After two years of being told what I felt as a young person in politics -- I used the opportunity to set the record straight.

Campus Progress National Speaker Conference: WATCH The Student Speakers

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Yesterday, more than 1,000 students convened in Washington, D.C. to take part in the Campus Progress National Speaker Conference. Among them were the ...

"Meet the Facts" takes on Meet the Press

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

"Who holds politicians accountable for the statements they make on television? According to host David Gregory: Not Meet the Press," begins the new website and tool MeettheFacts.com.

And The Winners Of The National Speaker Conference Contest Are...

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

In two days, more than 213,000 votes were cast in a tight race for the chance to keynote the HuffPost College and Campus Progress National Speaker Conference. We are pleased to announce this year's fantastic winners.

Campus Progress National Keynote Contest: Vote For The Top Student Speaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Earlier this month, we released a call for submissions for Campus Progress's annual National Keynote Contest. The responses were amazing, and now's yo...

Announcing The Campus Progress And HuffPost College National Keynote Contest

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

Think about what you would say if you had the chance to speak to more than 1,000 politically engaged young people in person, and tens of thousands more online, about what inspires you, and what you're doing to advance a progressive agenda. This is your chance to grab a camera (or a laptop), shoot a 1-3 minute video, and submit that video here (link) by June 9 to participate in the Campus Progress and HuffPost College National Keynote Contest.

HuffPost College Meets Campus Progress: Your Ultimate Platform

Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Leah Finnegan

In many ways, HuffPost College is a portal to the future -- we feature stories on what students are doing, thinking, feeling, seeing, wanting and where they might be going. The news for students this year has not been good. But despite the tides against them, America's youth are ambitious, restless and optimistic. They want a lot, and they want it sooner rather than later, no matter what the economy dictates.

Campus Progress National Keynote Contest: Past Guests (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A range of big names have appeared on the Campus Progress stage during their National Keynote Contest, from Nancy Pelosi to Fat Joe. This year, you co...

Weekly Audit: How Superhero Hilda Solis is Winning the Fight for Workers' Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger While the poor judgment of top-level officials at Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget frequently...

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...

Weekly Diaspora: Immigration Opponents Take a Turn for the Worse

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger As grassroots support for the pro-immigration reform March for America grows, anti-immigration groups and their...

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: Does Coakley's Loss Spell Trouble for Immigration Reform?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger Professional pundits and Democratic politicians are in a frenzy over what Martha Coakley's senate seat loss to Repu...

New Jersey, Just Say No

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sara Haile-Mariam

We must ask why the same freedom that enables a State Senator to say "no" in Albany prohibits a same-sex couple from saying "I do" in Brooklyn.

Sahil Kapur

Howard Dean Dismisses Criticism Of Work For Biotech, Accuses Media Of Devouring GOP Talking Points On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking about health care on Tuesday, Gov. Howard Dean said the media "hate that they can't take down Obama, so they're using every Republican talkin...

Sahil Kapur

Pelosi Promises Passage of Health Reform Bill With Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi affirmed on Wednesday that the House would pass a health care bill before the August recess, and she said in no equivocal terms t...

Sahil Kapur

John Oliver Rips Beck, Limbaugh: "Kind Of A Joke In Themselves"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The Daily Show's John Oliver is unhappy with mainstream journalism, and even drearier on the notion that he's something of a journalist. "I watch cab...