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Dec 16, 2010

Weekly Diaspora: Why we need a deportation moratorium now

Catherine A. Traywick
As a floundering Congress repeatedly impedes the passage of widely supported immigration measures, reform advocates are calling on President Barack Obama to declare a moratorium on deportations...
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Sep 23, 2009

Daily Pulse: Uncharted territory

Lindsay Beyerstein
Media Consortium Blogger
The public option remains in limbo. The Senate Finance Committee is fine-tuning the bill it unveiled last week, which does not include a public option.
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Sep 23, 2009

Weekly Audit: Obama's economic hits and misses

Zach Carter
Media Consortium Blogger
Eight months after President Obama was sworn into office, the foreclosure epidemic is even more dire and no laws have been passed to rein in Wall Street.
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Sep 22, 2009

Daily Pulse: Women's health beyond pink ribbons

Lindsay Beyerstein
Media Consortium Blogger
While the Senate Finance Committee tinkers with the Baucus Bill, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking center stage in the health care reform debate.
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Sep 16, 2009

Daily Pulse: It could happen to you

Lindsay Beyerstein
Media Consortium Blogger
Opponents of health care reform are trying to pit the insured against everyone else.
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Sep 10, 2009

Daily Pulse: Obama's health care speech

Lindsay Beyerstein
Media Consortium Blogger
Last night, President Obama laid out his vision for health care reform before a special joint session of Congress.
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Sep 8, 2009

Weekly Audit: Cheating workers and pampering CEOs

TMC MediaWire Blogger
Zach Carter
A new study conducted by a team of academics reveals that the majority of workers at the bottom of the economic ladder have been shorted on their paychecks as recently as last week.
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Sep 2, 2009

The Daily Pulse: Deep six the Gang of Six

Lindsay Beyerstein
TMC MediaWire Blogger
A power shift is underway in Washington. Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick announced on Monday that a special election to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy would not take place until 2010.
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Sep 1, 2009

Weekly Audit: Four more years of Bailout Ben

TMC MediaWire Blogger
Zach Carter
After Ben Bernanke allowed an $8 trillion housing bubble to ravage the global economy and nearly destroy the U.S. financial system, President Barack Obama has decided he deserves another term.
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Aug 26, 2009

Weekly Pulse: Health care reform after Kennedy

Lindsay Beyerstein
TMC MediaWire Blogger
During his 46-year career in the senate, Kennedy's name appeared on virtually every major piece of progressive legislation from civil rights to economic justice, to healthcare.
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Aug 25, 2009

Weekly Audit: EFCA, tax cheats and the racial wealth gap

TMC MediaWire Blogger
Zach Carter
The U.S. economy may finally be bottoming out. But if the worst is really behind us, we are likely facing a painful period of “growth” that looks very much like the present.
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Aug 19, 2009

Weekly Pulse: Public option on life support

Lindsay Beyerstein
TMC MediaWire Blogger
President Obama campaigned on the promise of a public option, but over the past week he and his top advisers have repeatedly signaled that they aren’t willing to fight for it.
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Aug 5, 2009

Weekly Pulse: Angry mobs demand the status quo

Lindsay Beyerstein
TMC MediaWire Blogger
An update on health care reform in the U.S.: By now it’s clear that the Senate Finance Committe won’t cough up a heathcare bill before the summer recess.

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