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No ordinary crisis: The shutdown and its aftermath

Defunding Obamacare by undemocratic means was to be the first trophy in a power play by a reactionary clique and their big-pocketed financial backers.

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Pressure mounts against GOP-led shutdown

Workers, their unions and lawmakers joined hands Oct. 10 outside the Capitol to demand that Republican House Speaker John Boehner allow a vote on legislation to open the government and raise the debt ceiling.

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Obamacare exchanges open: Facts, myths and tips

Misinformation about the Affordable Care Act  continues to flood every possible means of human communication, filling people's heads with lies and nonsense. (There are NO "death panels"!)

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John Conyers hailed as 50-year warrior for the people

If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.

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Republicans plunge nation into government shutdown

"Repeal the job-killing sequester," Richard Trumka declared. "Protect food aid for the poor. And create jobs and raise hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our future by ending tax subsidies for outsourcing."

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Richmond takes a daring step for homeowners

After a tumultuous meeting drawing hundreds of residents, the Richmond City Council voted to continue exploring a plan to rescue underwater mortgages by using the power of eminent domain.

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Detroit bankruptcy coming to your city next, leaders warn

Detroit is the canary in the coalmine, warned speakers at a public forum on the city's bankruptcy, held this past Saturday, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers Jr.

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Indiana judge finds right-to-work unconstitutional

An Indiana judge ruled the state's "right-to-work" (for less) law is unconstitutional.

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ALEC: Behind the scene in 2014!

The American Legislative Council, known as ALEC, is an outfit controlled and financed by some of the biggest corporate financial barons.

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Senate rules compromise avoids "nuclear" option

This comes after years of pressure by labor, financial reform, environmental and other progressive groups to allow up-or-down votes on executive nominees so the peoples business can finally get done.

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