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Richard Trumka, 10,000 union members flood Maryland State Capitol

More than 10,000 union members and supporters swarmed the State Capitol in here to protest proposed changes to teacher's pensions and to respond to the recent assault on unions in Wisconsin.

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Communist Party to host national conference

"We need a bigger, bolder Communist Party if we are to meet the challenges of the day," Sam Webb, national chair of the Communist Party, USA, said in an interview.

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Wisconsin protesters: You couldn’t wait us out, so, you locked us out!

One nurse summed up the legal victory to keep Wisconsin state Capitol open: "What Walker has done is sad. So we came dressed for a funeral but we are ready to dance. We expect that we will win this battle."

Filibuster curbs defeated

A campaign backed by organized labor, to curb the power of Senate minorities to halt virtually every piece of legislation by filibustering, went down in flames in the tradition-bound chamber on Jan. 27.

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The GOP attack on NPR

The Republicans' main interest in the NPR fights is to destroy this nation's only democratically controlled media.

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A tale of two struggles

The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the close vote on the DREAM Act are milestones in the continuing struggle to expand democracy and equality in America.

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Appeals court hears California marriage equality case

The effort to overturn Prop. 8, California's ballot initiative barring same-sex marriage, reached a new milestone Dec. 6 on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, as a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on the measure.

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No more filibuster

The U.S. Senate should revise its rules on filibusters and consent for judicial nominations in order to stop the growing trend of gridlock and indecision

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Crunch time for the midterm elections

It's crunch time! The polls are open and today's the day to cast your vote for candidates who will fight for working families, not candidates funded by the corporations.

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Youth debate issues, avoid partisan name calling in forum with Obama

The questions showed that young voters are less concerned with inside-the-beltway common knowledge and more concerned with  questions that define what kind of a country we are inheriting.

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