August

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Five years after Katrina, it’s “win or die”

The human-made disaster that preceded the storm and got worse afterward continues.

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Ted Strickland blasts GOP “monkey business” opponent

Blasting his GOP opponent as someone who "only cares about Wall St.," the Ohio governor rallied labor supporters to mobilize for the November elections.

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Calls for new stimulus as 1 in 6 rely on anti-poverty aid

As  government figures show anti-poverty programs are serving a record one in six Americans, demands for a second stimulus are heating up.

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Progressive Caucus tells deficit panel: “Take Social Security off the table”

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have told the two co-chairs of President Obama's deficit-cutting commission to "take Social Security off the table."

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Protesters to GOP Kirk: hands off Social Security; jobs now

LISLE, Ill. - Angered by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk's repeated votes against extension of unemployment compensation and jobs creation, protesters crashed a posh Kirk fundraiser here Aug. 26.

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Judge rules for L.A. Clean Trucks Program

In a major step forward for better air quality around the nation's ports, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled Aug. 26 that the Port of Los Angeles is within its rights to implement a Clean Trucks Program.

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Hysteria over Islamic center claims first victim

New York City taxi driver Ahmed Sharif was stabbed in the throat by a passenger, apparently for the sole reason of being a Muslim.

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Demands to fire Simpson increase despite apology

Alan Simpson's public apology has not stopped a groundswell of calls for his firing.

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Women’s Equality Day celebrates hard-won right to vote

Today, August 26, marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution being signed into law.

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Iraq/Afghanistan vets give support to Islamic center

Veterans call Islamic center near Ground Zero "about as pro-America as one can get."

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