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Weekly Pulse: Sharron Angle Mocks Insurance for Autism; The Fight to Save Food Stamps

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The woman gunning for Sen. Harry Reid's (D-NV) job doesn't believe that autism exists. Yes, you hea...

Koch Industries' Unsolicited Emails: More Questions Than Answers

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Is Koch Industries the largest funder of climate science denying organizations in the world and whether that's true or not, what's Koch Industries' position on climate change?

Weekly Pulse: Rand Paul, DIY Ophthalmologist

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Instead of getting some fancy board-certification as an ophthalmologist, Paul decided to "go Galt" and make up his own credentials.

Weekly Mulch: Oil Spill Could Bring Mass Extinction to the Gulf Coast

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A cap placed over a severed pipe is siphoning some oil from the broken BP well in the Gulf Coast, the compan...

Weekly Mulch: Off-shore drilling, auto emissions, mountaintop mining from Obama administration

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama announced this week that his administration would open areas from Delaware to Florid...

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 Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

Pelosi Makes Her Move; GOP Rep. Calls for Coup

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has laid out a strategy to pass health care reform in the next couple of d...

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 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...

Reading The Pictures: .38 More Ways to Counter the Teabaggers?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-08-25-38_healthreform.jpgWe now have this example of a pro-reform demonstrator appearing at a weekend tea party protest packing heat.

Reading The Pictures: Grandma Must Die!

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-08-12-shaw_obamacare.jpgHonestly, the whole "Death Panel" thing was so "out there," it didn't resonate with me until I came across this Newscom photo today.

Weekly Pulse: The Bill the House Built

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

This post features links to the best independent, progressive reporting about health care

Think Again: Blogosphere to Mainstream Media: Get Off the Bus (and Walk a Mile in Our Shoes)

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Dowd's accident is yet another sign of how traditional media outlets are increasingly (and to their credit) taking cues from the reporters and commentators that populate the blogosphere.

Obama On Grandmother Visit (VIDEO)

TPM/CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Talking Points Memo has footage from the CBS Early Show of Obama discussing his decision to take time off the campaign trail to visit his ailing grand...

TPM Cafe's Pollster Roundtable

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Here's a quick heads up that Pollster.com contributor David Moore is leading a special feature this week on TPMCafe that I will be joining, along with...

Politico: Republicans Have No Rival To HuffPost, TPM

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans have no lack of would-be George F. Wills. But what they really need are some more Robert D. Novaks. The distinction between the two prom...