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Occupy Congress to feature tent city of the unemployed in D.C.

Starting Dec. 6, lawmakers in Washington will have to confront, face to face, the people left jobless by the Great Recession.

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Congress super committee yields no deal

Republicans on the committee favor closing the deficits entirely by cutting spending, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

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White House holds first policy conference on African Americans

A recent White House conference on African American policy trumpeted the Obama administration's achievement in promoting programs beneficial to the black community.

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House Dems call for voter suppression hearings

Ranking House Democrats John Conyers, D-Mich., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., are demanding congressional hearings on voter suppression laws that are being instituted in states across the country.

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It's official: Top 1% doubled their share of nation's income

The Congressional Budget Office said in a new report this week what the labor movement and its allies have been saying all along.

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Online petition shows wide support for jobs bill (with video)

Within hours of its online posting, hundreds had signed the petition, with over a thousand signatures the first day.

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Sounding the alarm for jobs, beating the drum for justice

The message was loud and clear here at the Take Back the American Dream conference earlier this week: Jobs not cuts!

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Attacks on Social Security called "un-American"

"The party that aggressively defends Social Security and Medicare will win the next election!"

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Video: LA bus riders protest transportation cuts

Bus riders gathered on a busy street in Los Angeles, California, recently as part of a national day of action to stop bus service cuts and fare increases.

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Black Caucus message: Pass jobs programs now!

The Congressional Black Caucus kicked off its 41st Legislative Conference with resounding calls for quick passage of President Obama's $450 billion jobs program and jobs bills introduced by CBC members.

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