January

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Virginia GOP tries to dilute African-American vote

Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.

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Court nullifies Obama appointments to Labor Board

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that President Obama violated the Constitution when he made three recess appointments to the NLRB.

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Senate filibuster deal a capitulation, says Common Cause

Today's announced "compromise" on Senate filibuster reform is in fact a capitulation by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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Senate inundated with demands to end “silent” filibuster

Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.

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Minnesota unions urge action on jobs as legislature convenes

When the Minnesota legislature convened Jan. 8, everything had changed - and nothing had changed

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Trumka: “Stand up to the bullies in Congress!”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warns that "the right-wing bullies in Congress are plotting to take their next hostage."

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Republicans take the “Walk of Shame” in Michigan

Before they were sworn in this morning, legislators got an earful as they approached the Capitol.

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What the right wing has in mind for the states

While government in Washington, D.C., remains divided and marked by long-term gridlock, governments in the states are much less divided.

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GOP desperate to kill any further taxes on the rich

The Republicans are going even further, however, threatening that unless Social Security and Medicare are cut, the GOP might kill the entire economy.

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Fiscal cliff deal seen as “breakthrough” on some issues

In an extraordinary session the House voted 257 to 167 to approve a Senate-crafted agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" on New Years Day.