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The annual budget kabuki is not kabuki this year

For the past several years the winter months in Washington have been consumed in political showdowns over the federal budget.

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Documents expose new ALEC scheme to kill clean energy

"It is clear ALEC is working in secret to push state policies in an extreme right direction, but working families are standing up to this agenda."

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Enshrine voting right in the Constitution

On August 5, 48 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, announcing, "This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless."

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Hiroshima memory stirs call for peace

Peace activists joined many thousands of similar gatherings worldwide to remember the horror of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

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Goodwill's disabled workers join the fight for a living wage

Disabled workers at Goodwill Industries have an on-line petition (by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network) demanding decent wages from the charity.

 

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New Senate bill would virtually end USPS

WASHINGTON - Sen. Tom Carper has moved the United States Postal Service one big step closer to extinction this weekend by introducing his new Postal Reform Act (S. 1486).

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Mobilizing in August is key for immigrant rights

The first priority is to pressure Republicans to support legalization of the 11 million undocumented immigrants.

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Mass arrests at immigration protest spur coalition to remake America

In a jail cell in the nation's capital, top leaders of 40 powerful labor/progressive groups found they had plenty of time to hash out plans for essentially remaking America.

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Latino voters' relevance in mid-term elections examined

"Where do these Latinos stand on immigration reform? How do they feel on the debate over it so far? We decided to explore their views."

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Unemployment dips, but new jobs likely pay low wages

The U.S. unemployment rate in July was 7.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, down 0.1 percent from the month before. A separate survey reported businesses claimed to create a net of 162,000 new jobs last month.

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