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GOP vacations as nation teeters on the brink of “cliff”

President Obama flew back into the nation's capital today reportedly with a new offer to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1.

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Obama tries again on fiscal cliff

President Obama is still trying to negotiate an arrangement with Congress to head off or to postpone tax increases on working people and the massive cuts scheduled to begin after Jan. 1.

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ACLU criticizes record deportation numbers

New detainer policy is a positive step, but serious Constitutional problems still remain.

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Republicans fall off the deep end

Capping off the biggest legislative circus in a hundred years was the collapse on Capitol Hill last night of Republican House Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B."

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10 things that did not happen in 2012

There are so many different things that didn't happen that it's hard to keep track of them all, but these are some favorites.

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Walmart and gun makers, drivers of the right wing

 Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, is also the country's biggest seller of firearms and ammunition.

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GOP Grinches trying to steal Christmas

"Anyone who wants to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits to finance tax giveaways for the rich must have a heart two sizes too small."

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New Yorkers continue the fight for paid sick leave

One million New Yorkers can't take a day off when they're sick. A bill would make sure they earn paid sick days and would prevent workers from losing their jobs just because they or their children get sick.

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Pickets protest Murray Energy layoffs

Activists picketed the corporate headquarters of Murray Energy in this Cleveland suburb Dec. 17 protesting the anti-labor and right-wing policies of company owner Robert E. Murray.

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Progressives: No cave-in to Republican fiscal cliff demands!

With less than two weeks until the Bush tax cuts die and harsh automatic cuts to the human safety net kick in, the GOP insists Democrats agree to cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

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