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2013: The post-election agenda

The economy is framing everything in the post-election period - and not only for the short term. Here's why.

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N. Calif. registered nurses still fighting Sutter takeaways

For the seventh time since fall 2011, registered nurses were walking picket lines at eight Sutter Health facilities in northern California.

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Oil platform explosion: Another disaster in the Gulf

It seems that, for the Gulf Coast, which has already endured the tragic BP oil spill, the hits just keep on coming.

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Today in history: President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery

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Occupy Sandy builds on longstanding progressive tradition

This was not the first time that a radical movement decided to provide direct services to individuals who suffered extreme hardship.

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Latinos: integral to the winning electoral coalition

Pouring out in record numbers for President Barack Obama, Latinos added a strong voice to the broad labor-led, rainbow coalition that clinched the president's re-election last week.

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Mitt’s missing gifts

Mitt's right. Obama won because of "gifts."

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Campaign to save Social Security, Medicare from budget-cutters

Diane Fleming first encountered Social Security when she was three years old. Now she's 70, and one of hundreds of people descending on Congress.

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SOA Watch meets with White House deputy advisor: Lessons learned

Denis McDonough, deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama, met with a delegation from the SOA Watch movement here Nov. 13.

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Lesson for the day – stop Fat Cats from robbing our schools

TIFs - or Tax Increment Financing - is a method powerful financial interests have devised to divert public monies to private coffers.

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