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Chicago activists renew call for independent, progressive politics

On Chicago's southwest side, a renewed call for independent and progressive politics takes hold, and a new teachers' union president challenges school closing policy.

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“Time to tax the rich!” Bill Gates and other patriots say

Patriot Marion Melissa Burns marched on July 4th with this message, ""Bill Gates Sr. is right! He and his son should pay higher taxes. Vote yes on I-1098 in November. Tax the rich."

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GOP reeling from Barton’s “shakedown”

WASHINGTON-- Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex, has plunged the Republican Party into turmoil with his blurted apology to the CEO of BP for what he called President Obama's "shakedown" of the oil giant,  possibly changing the midterm election dynamics.

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California primary reveals anti-corporate currents

The June primary election, which brought mixed results, revealed deep anti-corporate and anti-establishment political cross currents among California voters.

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Different primaries, same message: It's Main St. vs. Wall St.

June 8 primaries happened in many different states with many different candidates. But all had the same message. The battle lines are drawn. It's Main Street versus Wall Street. And it's about jobs.

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Action on jobs key to victory in November

"We don't have the luxury of all this whining and agonizing. We've got to turn the agonizing into organizing."

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Progressives must win “hearts and minds” of working people

WASHINGTON - In the first 18 months of the Obama presidency, national health care reform was passed, SCHIP was expanded, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was passed, and the Recovery and Reinvestment Act created or saved millions of jobs. Additionally, millions of working families received tax relief and got tax credits towards the purchase of a new home or car, and the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights was passed. Furthermore, we are on the verge of passing the most sweeping financial reform legislation since the New Deal.

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Progressive meet to chart course for 2010

WASHINGTON - Thousands of progressive leaders, trade unionists and activists will strategize here June 7-9 at the America's Future NOW! Conference.

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Highlights from CPUSA’s 29th Convention, includes video

I had the great pleasure of attending the 29th National Convention of the Communist Party USA this past weekend in New York.

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