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No need for MTA’s draconian cuts

The MTA's cuts, targeting students and seniors, are even worse than past "doomsday" scenarios, but the truth is, none of these cuts are necessary.

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Unemployed protest wins changes in system

Unemployed workers in Connecticut are having a little bit easier time filing their claims this week due to a mass phone call protest.

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Labor backs Coakley in heated Massachusetts senate race

The Jan. 19 special election for the late Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts is heating up at a time when President Obama and Democrat lawmakers in Congress are on the verge of passing legislation that would overhaul the country's health care system.

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Obama administration wins high marks for ‘transparency’

The Obama administration has scored high marks for curbing lobbyist influence and transparency, says a new report by a group of government watch dogs.

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The ruckus over Harry Reid

Words do matter. But Republicans are the worst offenders when it comes to racism.

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Keep Cesar Chavez in Texas textbooks, UFW urges

The United Farm Workers of America is urging supporters to stop the Texas state Board of Education from eliminating Cesar Chavez and other historic Latino leaders from public school textbooks.

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Calif. governor proposes ‘Terminator’ budget

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's final budget proposals, issued Jan. 8, are assuring that when he leaves office at the end of this year, he will be forever known as "the terminator" in real life as well as on the silver screen.

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Clean energy manufacturing wins federal boost

President Obama announced funding for tax credits to promote new job growth in the clean energy manufacturing sector.

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Lawsuit claims racial bias in Illinois transit funding

Chicago Transit Authority riders filed a class action lawsuit charging the state's underfunding of the city's public transit, compared to the  suburban rail system, discriminates against minorities.

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Seniors rally for strong health care reform

Hundreds of seniors from all over the state gathered at the Chowder Pot restaurant in Hartford to learn about the meaning of health care reform.

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