March

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1,000 in Olympia: Put people first, close tax loopholes

The legislature is grappling with budget deficits estimated at $5.1 billion, yet ballot initiatives pushed through by Republican extremists last November block every measure to increase revenues.

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Protestors crash “corporate criminal” breakfast

Protestors in St. Louis crashed an annual breakfast where corpoarte leaders, politicans and bank executives were meeting, demanding they be held responsible for wrecking the economy.

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Arizona Senate rejects anti-immigrant bills

Arizona Republican lawmakers have finally decided some anti-immigrant bills go too far, and joined with Democrats in defeating five of them.

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Judge issues restraining order against Wisconsin anti-union law

A judge at 10:30 this morning issued a temporary restraining order blocking implementation of the law that would destroy collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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Public service union leader urges Boehner to cool violent rhetoric

AFSCME president Gerald McEntee has called upon the House Speaker John Boehner to "stop using violent metaphors and demonizing public employees."

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Thousands drown out GOP at Michigan Capitol

The Rally for Michigan Families was the largest and most diverse demonstration since protests against the Republican attack began here a month ago. "The Republicans could never have a rally like this," said one participant.

"Communism" gains ground among Americans

A specter is haunting Americans. About one in 10 of them.

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New Calif. coalition formed to blunt foreclosure crisis

If the state's foreclosure rate continues unchecked, the combined costs to homeowners, the property tax base, and local governments could reach $1 trillion.

GOP’s vote to cut NPR funds seen as attack on public media

The House voted today to bar federal funding of National Public Raido and ban stations from using federal money to pay their NPR dues.

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Calif. students: "These budget cuts have got to go!"

"Youth apathetic? ... Anyone who wakes up before dawn to drive across the state and rally at the capitol is not apathetic!"

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