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President Obama's Magical Moment at a Philadelphia Rally

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

There are two more Move America Forward rallies scheduled for Ohio on October 20 and Nevada on October 22. Time will tell if magic works the second time around for Democrats. It worked on Sunday, October 10 at the rally in Philadelphia.

'One Nation Rally' Photo Gallery

Jeff Malet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Malet

2010-10-06-pullquote.jpg On October 2, 2010, tens of thousands of activists gathered, hoping to counter the conservative tea party movement and energize the electorate.

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Rally At The Lincoln Memorial For Jobs, Justice And Education | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for photos Tens of thousands of civil rights, labor, and other progressive activists gathered on the National Mall today for the One Na...

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

Earth to Stewart and Colbert: 'Tea Party out, Eat Party in!'

Woody Tasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Woody Tasch

Jon and Stephen, we have an important announcement to share with you. We, not we the people, not we those people, no, we a bunch of un-we-the-peopl...

Mad Men Part 2: Helping Our 9/11 First Responders

Danielle Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Parker

As of 9/11/10, 973 first responders have died from heart, lung and cancer-related illnesses from exposure to the air at Ground Zero. There are four additional first responders that are dying.

Beck Rally: A Great PR Stunt, But That's All It Was

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The industry of Glen Beck is happy: those that own him in radio and TV. He had an absolutely great weekend when it comes to the media.

Invitees to President Obama's UT-Austin Speech: Get Out of Afghanistan, War's Failing, Set a Timetable

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Today, President Obama came to my town to give an invite-only speech at the University of Texas. Lacking an invite, I wondered what people with invites had to say about the Afghanistan War.

Weekly Diaspora: Zero Hour Approaching for Federal Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger The countdown is on. Half a million supporters of comprehensive immigration reform rallied across the country o...

Friday Talking Points [121] -- Swampy Muck

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Once you get started, it becomes quite easy to justify shaking people down for their papers. I think the police should pull over anyone who looks like they work on Wall Street, at any time.

Springfield Rally Missed the Point

R. Eden Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
R. Eden Martin

The array of opinions and arguments about whether to raise taxes is staggering. Why not think about this the way you would your family budget?

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.

Gay Youth Homeless Shelter Vandalized

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

On Wednesday night, a gay youth homeless shelter was vandalized with anti-gay graffiti that read; "We don't want gay people here."

Why Do Tea Party Protesters Believe Only They Have a Right to Robust and Raucus Speech?

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

The Supreme Court has defended the right of citizens to engage in robust and raucous colloquy. That ruling applies not only to Tea Party protesters but to all Americans as well.

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

How Schools Have Rallied For Living Wages

North by Northwestern | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Northwestern is not the first -- and surely will not be the last -- university to see its students rallying around a living wage campaign for campus w...

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

One Step Backwards?

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

Rallies cannot continue forever unchecked. Though recovery rallies tend to last a year or two, at some point they falter into one large step backwards, usually half as ugly as the prior decline.

Massive International Turnout in Support of a 'Real Deal' Climate Treaty

Richard Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Graves

Scenes streaming in from thousands of citizen organizers to show their support for climate change are the perfect antidote to efforts at gridlock coming from political leaders in Copenhagen.

Hannity: Jon Stewart Was Right About Protest Footage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' Sean Hannity responded to Jon Stewart Wednesday evening after the Daily Show host called out the network for using old footage from a larger...

What's the Matter With ...? (Fill in the Blank with Your Favorite Stock)

Jim Jubak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Jubak

Nothing like a market where volume is drying up as it usually does at the end of the year--which makes it easier for traders to move stocks on news and rumors.

Climate Week NYC Is Here! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The 'Week' officially starts on Monday, but events start in earnest tomorrow. There's a full event listing on the Climate Week NY°C website, but here...

Fistfight Breaks Out Over Healthcare Reform At Nelson Event

Miami Herald | Toluse Olorunnipa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A 65-year-old man rallying in favor of healthcare reform was knocked to the ground by a man who disagreed with the call for a government-run health pl...

Health Care Town Hall in Chicago -- Let them Speak!

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Aemilia Scott

I attended Jan Schakowsky's Town Hall in Skokie, Illinois Monday. All the anti-healthcare reform people want is for you to let them speak! Okay, we'll let them speak.

American Flags Not Welcome At Oil Astroturf Rally

The Wonk Room | Brad Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a "grassroots" rally organized by the American Petroleum Institute in Houston on Tuesday, activists bearing American flags were turned away. Oil co...