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Weekly Audit: Will Obama Save Homeowners From Wall Street's Latest Fraud Scheme?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger A massive foreclosure fraud scandal is rocking the U.S. mortgage market. Wall Street banks and their lawyer...

Weekly Audit: Save Affordable Housing, Help Revive America's Middle Class

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Over the past decade, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transformed themselves into some of the worst-run companies ...

Weekly Audit: Silencing Conservative Deficit Hawks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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The same conservatives who spent the past year senselessly screaming about the U.S. budget deficit are now demanding an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

Weekly Audit: Why Are Unemployment Benefits A Major Political Fight?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Congress finally authorized an extension of unemployment benefits on Wednesday, providing a critical life...

Weekly Mulch: Massey Energy coal costs the environment

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Coal consumption has costs -- this week's explosion at a West Virginia mine, which killed 25, made that cl...

Weekly Audit: Deficit Reduction = Selling Out to Wall Street

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger In the fall of 2008, decades of finance-first, bankers-know-best economic policies coalesced to create one of...

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

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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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 Diaspora: Obama Deploys Troops to Border Amid Rising Civil Disobedience

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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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 Audit: More Jobs Please

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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>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
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By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Climate skeptics found plenty of reasons to dig out their dreary critiques this week, between the continuing...

Weekly Audit: Just Who is Obama fighting for?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger Progressives have waited a year for President Barack Obama to roll up his sleeves and fight for serious finan...

Weekly Audit: Four More Years of Bailout Ben

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Why is the Bernanke reappointment a mistake? Put simply, Bernanke is completely culpable for allowing an economic crisis to foment.

Weekly Pulse: The Presidential Guilt Trip

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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President Obama reportedly complained that liberal advocacy groups are attacking Democrats instead of trying to pass whatever health care bill the Senate happens to cough up.