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Dark-money groups building campaign for "right to work" in Pa.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The never-ending push for right to work (for less) legislation in Pennsylvania is on the move again, but this time there's more of a tangible campaign targeting the conservative base.

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Unions warn about phony emails and other voting problems

Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.

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Pa. voter coalition fired up by repressive ID law

The non-partisan Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition field office is up and running at 310 W. Chelten Ave.

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"Cuts are nuts": Thousands rally at Pa. Capitol

Chants of "We are one" and "These cuts are nuts" rose from the spirited crowd as the rally began.

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Philly students, teachers assail top-down school “reform”

A spirited rally by 500 parents, students, teachers and others Feb. 25 protested decisions the district is imposing in the name of "school reform."

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Town meeting hails health reform gains, cites struggles ahead

PHILADELPHIA - The spirited crowd that filled the First Unitarian Church here to hear about the new health reform law came with mixed emotions.

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Single-payer health care in health care overhaul law?

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Is single-payer government-run health care - a key cause for 21 international unions and 500 other labor organizations and a bugaboo for the health insurers and the Radical Right - in the massive health care overhaul Congress approved on party-line votes and President Barack Obama signed?

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Mumia case receives setback

A new petition campaign is being organized, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama to investigate civil rights violations.

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Pa. single-payer health plan draws bipartisan support

Both Republicans and Democrats testified for a single-payer health plan for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Dec. 16.