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Ending wars, creating jobs, top mayors' agenda

More than a dozen  mayors are sponsoring a resolution to end the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and use the savings to pay for job-creating programs in the nation's cities.

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Firefighters, nurses, farmers turn up heat in Walkerville

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led 1,000 firefighters, nurses, farmers and a motorcade of taxi cabs and an antique fire engine, in a demonstration that encircled Capitol Square.

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"Walkerville" tent city grows in Wisconsin

Like the workers who built "Hooverville" tent cities in the Depression of the 1920s and '30s, protestors are dramatizing their opposition to Republicans' economic policies.

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Michigan’s new budget increases pain and misery

Republicans claim the budget, which awaits the governor's signature, is groundbreaking. Backbreaking would be  more apt.

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Top labor leader: The fight is about morals

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is redefining workers' battle with the radical right as a moral struggle, saying it involves the nation's future.

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Supreme Court rules Calif. must reduce inmates

After a long court battle, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, on May 23 that California must lower its prison population by tens of thousands in the next two years, so the state can provide decent health care for those who remain.

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Chicago protesters swamp Ryan over Medicare attack

CHICAGO - Hundreds of demonstrators chanting "Hands off our Medicare!" filled the block while GOP Rep. Paul Ryan was inside addressing the Economics Club, trying to sell his budget proposal.

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People power takes over Wall Street

An outpouring of 10,000 New Yorkers swept into lower Manhattan on May 12 to demand that Wall Street and the big billionaires pay their fair share.

Economists: “People’s Budget” is best for the people

The Economic Policy Institute says the Progressive Caucus budget plan will cut the deficit better than either the Republicans' help-the-rich plan or Obama's framework.

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At Michigan commencement, protest slams budget-cutting governor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Up in the sky, a plane floated a banner reading, "Some cuts never heal" as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder gave the University of Michigan commencement address on Saturday.

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