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Sweetheart deal or fair deal on housing?

After months of negotiation with big banks, the White House may announce a settlement that would let the banks off the hook for their role in the foreclosure crisis.

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AFL-CIO launches TV ad campaign

The AFL-CIO has launched an advertising campaign telling the country that union workers are just like everyone else - and that they deserve their rights.

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Citizens United anniversary met with nationwide protest

"The U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling pounded the last nail in the coffin of democracy, and we're here to get our democracy back." (with video)

Obama draws praise for halting tar sands pipeline

Republican claims that they are trying to create jobs is ludicrous. The Republicans have done everything in their power to kill the jobs bills in Congress.

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California’s single-payer health bill moves forward

Backers of single-payer health care cheered as the California Universal Health Care Act passed from the Senate Appropriations Committee onto the Senate floor.

Trumka files dissent from Obama jobs council report

Trumka said he disagreed and that evidence does not support the claim that significant new job creation would result from such so-called reforms.

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Conn. vigil remembers slain youth

Young people organized a candlelight vigil to remember the 34 people who were killed in 2011, and to highlight the link between joblessness and violence.

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Ohio says no to new fracking drilling permits

A victory was scored in the fight against hydraulic fracking in Ohio today when the state Department of Natural Resources announced a suspension of new drilling permits.

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After blackouts, anti-piracy bills lose support

The bills had the financial backing of major corporate interests including the film and entertainment industries,  and cable television, among others.

It's official: capitalism is a dirty word

Luntz is the Republican pollster who has engineered the language of political discourse and handed the conservative movement some useful tools.

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