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Michigan city on verge of bankruptcy

The city of Hamtramck, Mich., is $3 million in debt and will run out of money by the end of January. It has sought permission from the state to file for bankruptcy, a move never before taken by a Michigan municipality. This could be a preview of what may happen to many cities and towns statewide.

16 arrested in DREAM Act sit-in

Protestors staging a sti-in at a Texas senator's office were arrested and held for hours.


Youth: Let us serve our country, pass Dream Act

Passing the DREAM Act is about young people and their future, say labor and immigration reform advocates.


Ohio jobless demand action

As federal unemployment benefits expired for 800,000 Americans Tuesday, people rallied in downtown Cleveland to demand extension of this critical lifeline.

GOP poised to pull lifeline from jobless

If Congress fails to immediately extend benefits more than two million jobless workers will lose their lifeline in December.

Unions were California’s election game-changer

California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.


Republican stalling on START is recipe for gridlock

If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.

Republicans kill Paycheck Fairness

Advocates for women's equality denounced yesterday's unanimous Republican vote to kill a bill that would have strengthened enforcement of women's right to equal pay.

In Sarah Palin’s Alaska, rival Lisa Murkowski triumphs

Alaska's Republican write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski beat tea party fav Joe Miller, despite Sarah Palin's best efforts to ice the incumbent.


House GOP freshman: I want my government health care, now!

"This is the only employer I've ever worked for where you don't get coverage the first day you are employed," the right-wing GOP representative-elect said.

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