August

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President Obama rolls out higher education plan

President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.

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Manning gets 35 years, will seek White House pardon

A military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

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California prisoners’ hunger strike enters seventh week

As a hunger strike by California prison inmates entered its seventh week Aug. 19, authorities said some 130 inmates in six prisons are refusing meals.

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Opponent of stop-and-frisk fears for her son

"I think about the humiliation these young men go through, being stopped and frisked, and ask myself, 'When will it be my son's first time?'"

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The White House and “Cold War mentality”

President Obama told a Tonight Show audience Aug. 6 that there are times the Russians "slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality."

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The annual budget kabuki is not kabuki this year

For the past several years the winter months in Washington have been consumed in political showdowns over the federal budget.

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Enshrine voting right in the Constitution

On August 5, 48 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, announcing, "This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless."

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Mobilizing in August is key for immigrant rights

The first priority is to pressure Republicans to support legalization of the 11 million undocumented immigrants.

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Mass arrests at immigration protest spur coalition to remake America

In a jail cell in the nation's capital, top leaders of 40 powerful labor/progressive groups found they had plenty of time to hash out plans for essentially remaking America.

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Latino voters' relevance in mid-term elections examined

"Where do these Latinos stand on immigration reform? How do they feel on the debate over it so far? We decided to explore their views."