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Lobbyist opposing DWI law accused

Anti-union PR boss Richard Berman is on the hot seat after two charity organizations asked the New York State Commission on Public Integrity to investigate one of his firms for illegal lobbying.

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Health reform law still a big deal

A package arrived for me yesterday - something I ordered a while ago and then forgot about - my "Health Reform is a BFD" t-shirt! (Remember that: Joe Biden's muttered comment about just exactly how big a deal health care reform is?)

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Thousands march on Wall Street for financial reform

NEW YORK-This city's streets, including Wall Street, Twitter accounts and cell phone text message networks were abuzz with anti-Wall Street sentiment as tens of thousands marched on Wall Street.

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Chicago rally demands Wall Street reform, jobs now

Labor, faith-based and community activists marched throughout the Chicago  financial district here Wednesday demanding Congress do what's right and pass financial reform.

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Newsmaker Awards honor Connecticut activists

It was an overflow crowd with inspiring presentations and music at the People's Center in New Haven, CT on April 25 for the People's World/Mundo Popular Newsmaker Awards.

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Energy bill stalling has groups riled up

Leaders of 31 national organizations sent a letter to the Senate today pressing senators "not to squander the great promise of bipartisan action" for "strong clean energy and climate change legislation."

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Thousands march for California's future

SACRAMENTO - At least 12,000 people marched here recently, crowding on to the space in front of the State Capitol to protest corporate greed.

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Hope fades for 11 workers after oil rig explosion

The explosion on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig  was the fourth oil industry accident in two weeks that has killed or seriously injured workers. "The industry is long overdue for a complete overhaul of its health and safety provisions," says one union official.

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Legalizing undocumented immigrants would boost economy

The legalization of the 11 to 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could raise the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of this country by $1.5 trillion over 10 years

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75 years later, WPA is sorely needed again

The Works Progress Administration - the largest federal jobs program in U.S. history - built LaGuardia Airport, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Orange Bowl and much more, and got our economy moving again.

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