March

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Obama outlines plan to reduce U.S. oil use

The U.S. can neither depend on foreign sources of oil nor will it ever produce enough on its own to cover its needs, Obama said.

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Leaders demand GOP condemn Cantor call to abolish Social Security

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.,  and leading senior advocates demanded today that Republican lawmakers condemn Majority Leader Eric Cantor's call to abolish Social Security and Medicare.

A new low, even for California Republicans

Two Republican votes are needed in each legislative house, and GOP leaders have announced that any Republican who votes for more taxes will be considered a traitor.

Indiana official quits after scheme for fake attack on Walker is bared

Indiana prosecutor Carlos Lam admitted to suggesting that Wisconsin Gov. Walker stage a violent assault against himself in order to win public sympathy.

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The bad and the ugly in Utah’s immigration alternative

Utah's new immigration laws have drawn criticism from both sides of the debate, but some say they are a step forward.

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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."

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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Right wing woes grow in Wisconsin

Republican elected officials have a lot to worry about as voters increasingly turn away from them in disgust.

Marin County pickets and honks for the working class

Residents of Marin County joined a nationwide outpouring of protest against the Republican Party's anti-worker policies.

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