September

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Judge upholds extreme parts of Alabama anti-immigrant law

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn on Wednesday upheld major provisions of the draconian measure.

Gettin’ fired up and ready to go: Obama speaks at the Black Caucus

President Obama must keep wearing that working-class warrior badge of honor.

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Jesse Jackson calls for White House commission on poverty

Calling Appalachia "ground zero" in the fight against poverty, Jesse Jackso called for a new federal commission to fight poverty.

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Progressive Democrat vies to take back Kennedy seat

Many in Massachusetts were unhappy to see Republican Scott Brown win the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in 2010 - now they are throwing themselves into the campaign to elect Elizabeth Warren.

Will Republicans let "Made in Missouri" happen?

Missouri's Republican-dominated Senate did something unexpected recently during the legislative special session.

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Veto of “voter ID” law upheld in New Hampshire

Poorer people and students scored a voting rights victory in New Hampshire as a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch of a controversial voter ID law was upheld.

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President demands lawmakers pass $447 billion jobs bill

Republicans, as expected, are already throwing wrenches into the works, with all of the GOP presidential candidates essentially trashing the proposal.

Public support grows for government jobs program

"Let's make our country what it should be," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka yesterday.