December

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Unions urge House GOP to stop holding workers and the jobless hostage

The AFL-CIO is urging everyone to call House Speaker John Boehner at 202-225-0600, telling him to stop playing politics with the lives of working families.

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GOP killing payroll tax compromise and jobless benefits

A temporary payroll tax cut compromise and extension of unemployment benefits passed by a wide margin in the Senate, but now it is expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House Monday night.

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GOP sets oil pipeline as condition for payroll tax cut for workers

Republicans are holding payroll tax cuts hostage to their scheme to approve an environmentally devastating oil pipeline extension.

White House hits Medicare privatization scheme

The White House has joined a national chorus of protests against the so-called bi-partisan Ryan-Wyden plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system.

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GOP makes new round of shutdown threats

The administration wants passage of a short-term budget measure to allow for more time for negotiations on the budget bill and the payroll tax cut for workers.

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84-year-old Wisconsin woman told to pay $200 poll tax

The Justice Department says it is looking carefully at the voter suppression laws put through by Republican lawmakers all over the country.

GOP uses payroll tax cut extension to slash jobless benefits

Republicans in Congress voted 234 to 193 yesterday to slash more than in half the number of weeks people can collect unemployment benefits next year.

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GOP dirty trickster guilty of "fraud" in racist robocall

Former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich's campaign manager, Paul Schurick, was convicted of "fraud" Dec. 6 for his role in a racist robocall seeking to suppress the Black vote.

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Republicans tell injured workers "you're on your own"

Proposed changes in HB 5002 will drastically change Michigan's workers' compensation law.