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Candlelight vigils demand: Don’t kill public option

Hundreds of candlelight vigils across the nation Dec. 8 protested a deal on health care reform in the Senate that caves in to the insurance lobby.

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Demand grows for Senate to open health insurers' books

The Senate must break through insurance company secrecy, adding stronger language in their health care bill requiring Aetna and other insurance giants to disclose what their insurance policies cover.

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The human face of budget cuts

Cesar Cota was the first in his family to attend college and  "now it's hard to achieve my dream," he says, "because the state put higher fees on us."

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EPA declares CO2 a threat to human health

The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement sets the stage for federal regulation of industrial CO2 sources like coal-fired power plants, refineries and factories.

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Radical folk music pioneer dies at 88

Bess Lomax Hawes, a member of the famous Lomax family of folklorists and of the legendary Almanac Singers, died Nov. 27 at the age of 88.

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Thousands flock to Senate to stop Stupak Amendment

WASHINGTON - Women holding placards that read, "No wire hangers ever!" packed a U.S. Senate ballroom Dec. 2 to lobby in opposition to the anti-abortion Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the House-passed health care bill.

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Black lawmakers shake up finance panel vote

In a dramatic display of political independence, 10 members of the Congressional Black Caucus boycotted a House Financial Services Committee vote on regulatory reform on Wednesday.

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New charges of racism in right-wing media

The Washington Times recently published a racially charged full-page ad questioning President Obama's citizenship

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Senate Republicans seek to stall, poison health reform

The Senate opened debate on health care reform legislation Monday, but the real action may be happening behind the scenes and at the grass roots.

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One million new jobs possible, says economic study

Over one million new public service jobs could be created at a cost of $40 billion according to the Economic Policy Institute in a report released on Monday.

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