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Communist reporter on Capitol Hill and other adventures

In 1984-1985 the National Press Club decided to drastically revamp the old National Press Building (NPB) where the People's Daily World had its modest one-room office.

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Federal court ruling a victory for 700 arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

"This is a major victory upholding the fundamental constitutional rights of people to engage in First Amendment-protected activity in New York City."

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Scandal, smandal, sign me up for Obamacare!

It's true that liberal and progressive - frankly political - organizations have taken advantage of the 501(c)(4) tax exempt provisions too, but not on the scale of the tea party.

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FBI seeking help after deadly Boston blasts

Federal and local investigative agencies continued to search for clues to explain the deadly Boston Marathon bombings yesterday, and people were encouraged to send in photos and videos.

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Romney lags among Jewish voters, offends Palestinians too

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney travelled to Israel hoping to win support among Jewish Americans, but it looks as if U.S. Jewish voters will go heavily for Obama.

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Sidewalk "chalk" protest for unemployment benefits becomes a crime

When Occupy Springfield protesters chalked slogans on the sidewalk in front of GOP Congressman Aaron Schock's district office, it suddenly became a crime.

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Finally: aid to 9/11 heroes approved after GOP yields

The GOP finally relented and allowed 9/11 first responders funding for health care and other needs - but only after nine years and an intense grassroots campaign.

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Gov’t spying on citizens? ACLU map shows Bush years full of it

Despite what anti-Obama conspiracy theorists, tea partiers and other various anti-government groups say, government political spying was rampant during the Bush-Cheney years.

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Rich get richer; Working families feeling the pinch

The rich are getting richer, and they are paying fewer taxes.

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First Lady urges women to talk to friends about health care

Video: The White House went on the offensive on the health care debate,  reaching out to women and mothers with a new video from First Lady Michelle Obama.