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Oregon Working Families Party challenges "fast-track" backer Ron Wyden

The Working Families Party has drawn financial and other support from seven Oregon union locals as well as Lewallen's union, the Longshore and Warehouse Workers.

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The Minnesota problem: Why we need single payer health care now

Blue Cross/Blue Shield has ditched Minnesota's health exchanges, leaving over 100,000 uninsured. Single payer would leave no one behind.

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Democratic Party platform panel waffles on trade and health care

Michael Smith had a message for the Democratic Party - stand up for workers who have lost jobs to so-called "free trade" pacts.

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Supreme Court blocks Texas attempt to shut women’s health facilities

This will help keep America on the path toward greater equity and toward full recognition that women have the right to control their own bodies.

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Veterans’ health care in crosshairs of privatization forces

A blue-ribbon commission is set to recommend that private health companies take over from the federally-run VA. Yet no one has asked veterans what they think.

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Climate activists converge in Midwest on global day of action

The event, one of hundreds held across the world, was held in Whiting, within sight of a BP oil refinery where workers struck over safety concerns last year.

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Admitting defeat, Oklahoma Republicans to request Obamacare Medicaid money

With an economy in crisis, Governor Mary Fallin and Sooner State Republicans are engaged in a dramatic about-face on Obamacare and Medicaid expansion.

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Flint doctor awarded for exposing poisoned water; three officials get charged

Meanwhile, the lead content of Flint water remains way above safe levels, and people are forced to use bottled water for drinking.

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Running Michigan like a business: Flint’s children damaged for life

The EPA tried over and over again to get Snyder to take measures that would neutralize the lead leaching into the water from the pipes.

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No country for old people

Is there a human right to age in dignity? Some countries think so. Unfortunately, ours isn't one of them.

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