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California ballot initiatives mostly an assault on democracy

Three of five propositions on the June 8 California primary ballot are an assault on the voting rights of the people, and on their pocketbooks.

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Texans demonstrate for jobs, immigrant rights

DALLAS -- Workers in front of Bank of America here in Dallas on Tax Day, April 15, demanded that banks help pay to create the 11 million jobs lost as a result of the economic crisis created by the nation's large financial institutions.

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Major jobs bill faces GOP filibuster vow

A day after Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., vowed to block all future jobs bills, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights called on members of Congress to co-sponsor the Local Jobs for America Act.

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As flood waters recede, deeper questions emerge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As Rhode Islanders recover from the state's worst flooding in 200 years, questions are being raised about why the damage was so great.

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It's time to tax the wealth in Connecticut

Representatives of Better Choices for Connecticut released a report outlining several options to stop Governor Rell's proposed budget cuts on vital needs and services by taxing the rich. 

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Rich get richer; Working families feeling the pinch

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

Tax the rich and create jobs now!

With 35 percent unemployment in building trades and looming state budget cuts to education, labor unions and allies are demanding Wall Street banks pay their "fair share."

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Women leaders call for urgent action on Illinois budget crisis

More than 200 women leaders call for a "sensible" tax rate to overcome budget crisis of "epic proportions."

In Show-Me State, calls to tax the rich, show us some jobs

"Government has a responsibility to assist people in these hard economic times," former autoworker Clem Smith told a crowd on the state Capitol steps.

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Illinois gov. seeking full term says economy needs new ideas

ORLANDO, Fla. (PAI)   -  Pat Quinn claims he is thinking out of the box. The times  - and the economy of both his state and the nation  - demand it. And he wishes politicians in Washington would do the same.

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