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Progressive groups target AT&T in drive to stop ALEC

Major national progressive organizations and their trade union allies are flooding AT&T headquarters with calls demanding the company stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council.

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Judge scraps farmers’ case against Monsanto

The plaintiffs had sought a judgment to stop Monsanto from suing them for growing crops containing genes patented by the company.

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Pork corporations ending use of torturous crates

Temple Grandin noted that a pig's life in a gestation crate is comparable to a person being stuck in an airline seat for their entire life.

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Bayer's ill-gotten factory farming profits

There are potentially lethal strains of bacteria, traced to antibiotics produced by pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, present in pork, beef, and poultry

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Montana high court upholds ban on corporate cash in elections

Progressives in the "Big Sky State" are praising the Montana Supreme Court for rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court's "corporate personhood" decision.

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Corporations pay zero state taxes

While state budgets, jobs and social programs are taking the worst hits since the Great Depression, the nation's largest corporations are paying little or no state taxes.

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GOP sets oil pipeline as condition for payroll tax cut for workers

Republicans are holding payroll tax cuts hostage to their scheme to approve an environmentally devastating oil pipeline extension.

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Big Business hiding more of its money

The U.S. collects less in corporate taxes as a share of GDP than 24 out of 26 industrialized countries, ahead of only Chile and Mexico.

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Big biz dollars bankroll tea party racism

A report released by the NAACP documents tea party groups giving "platforms to anti-Semites, racists and bigots" and cites efforts within the tea party to recruit members for white nationalist organizations.

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$189 billion in profits to buy elections, but none for jobs

America's corporations, awash with a record $189 billion in profits earned in the last business quarter, are spending their money not to create jobs, but to buy the midterm election next month.

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