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Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

Showdown in Madison: A Primer for the Wisconsin Protests

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Raquel Brown, Media Consortium blogger It's been a tumultuous week in Madison, Wisconsin. Tens of thousands of state workers, teachers, and studen...

Weekly Diaspora: Obama to Congress: It's Time to Support Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger This morning, President Barack Obama condemned the "failure by those of us in Washington to fix a broken immigr...

Notes From a Clueless Journalist: Afghan Women Love The War!

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

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...

Daily Pulse: It Could Happen to You

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lindsay Beyerstein

Opponents of health care reform are trying to pit the insured against everyone else.

Daily Pulse: Obama to Outline Vision for Health Care Reform

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

This is Obama's last chance to recapture the momentum that Democrats lost to corporate-backed town hall hooligans and misinformation during the August recess.

Weekly Audit: Four More Years of Bailout Ben

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

Why is the Bernanke reappointment a mistake? Put simply, Bernanke is completely culpable for allowing an economic crisis to foment.

Video: Coleman Campaign Snubs The UpTake And Gets Unintended Results

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

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LIVE from Minnesota: Certifying The Vote

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

Nearly two months after the election, Minnesota will have a final vote total for the US Senate race. What it won't have is a US Senator. Monday the...

Final Minnesota Absentee Ballots Set To Be Opened And Counted Saturday Jan 3rd

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

Point your browsers to The UpTake on Saturday starting at 9 AM to watch the opening and counting of those previously rejected absentee ballots in Minnesota's extremely close Senate race.

Live Video: Challenged Ballots Being Decided in MN Senate Recount

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

The court made no comment on the merit of Coleman's claim that there are no uniform standards for counting the absentee ballots. It did refuse to grant a temporary restraining order.

Gook: John McCain's Racism and Why It Matters

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

The UpTake interviews author Irwin Tang about his book, "Gook: John McCain's Racism and Why It Matters." McCain has used the work "gook" in the media for 30 years, including during his 2000 presidential run.

Al Gore On Crackpot Hair-Of-The-Dog Solutions

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

"Proposing to drill for small amounts of oil that will be sold to China as a solution to our rising gas prices makes about as much sense as responding to an attack from Afghanistan by invading some other country."

FOX Ambushes Bill Moyers; Journalists Ambush FOX

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

An "O'Reilly Factor" producer cornered PBS's Bill Moyers at a conference on media reform this weekend, leading Moyers to demand an unedited interview about Iraq. Angry journalists piled on.

LIVE: Obama Rally at Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Watch the setup inside and the circus outside the XCel Energy Center, where Obama is set to speak at 7:00PM CDT. See and hear what the scene is like before the crowd files in and once the show begins.

Oregon Voters: Long Campaign Good For Democrats

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

Contrary to what you might hear the legacy media say, voters in Oregon don't think the long campaign has hurt the Democratic party's chances in the 2008 Presidential election.