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Obama expected to oppose forced cuts in State of Union

President Obama is expected to make a case against the budget-slashing sequester scheduled for March 1.


GOP, despite debt ceiling deal, avoids real issues

House Republicans have not changed their ransom demands. They've simply chosen a different hostage. For now.


Move to expand Medicaid in Missouri

"We have an opportunity to expand Medicaid here in Missouri. We have an opportunity to give security to over 250,000 people who currently do not have health care."


Progressives: No cave-in to Republican fiscal cliff demands!

With less than two weeks until the Bush tax cuts die and harsh automatic cuts to the human safety net kick in, the GOP insists Democrats agree to cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.


Raising Medicare age would hurt seniors and the economy

The Republican plan to raise the eligibility age of Medicare would raise health care costs for seniors, hurt the economy, and put pressure on older Americans.


Demonstrators call for no cuts in Medicare, Medicaid

Over 100 demonstrators gathered Dec. 4 outside Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey's office on Market Street.


Ryan perfects the Big Lie

At his party's convention in Tampa last night GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan rolled out, Orwellian-style, what just might be the biggest lie yet in the 2012 election campaign.


In California, double the cuts, double the misery

More misery loomed for Californians May 14 as Governor Jerry Brown delivered a revised 2012-13 budget projection doubling the already-deep cuts he called for in January.

Two thirds of HIV victims in U.S. are untreated

Only about a third of those in the U.S. with HIV are getting treated says the Centers for Disease Control.

Routine teen-aged HIV test proposed by doctors

The Center for Disease Control has called for universal testing of all patients between the ages of 16 and 64. However, the U.S. Public Health Service has not endorsed the proposal.

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