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Ohio rallies show surging anger over cuts

Militant rallies in Columbus and Cincinnati on Friday voiced mounting anger at threats by Republican Gov. John Kasich to slash jobs, services and union rights.

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Banks seize over one million homes in 2010

Banks seized more than one million homes last year, a new record - and are poised to seize more.

Job creation nowhere on GOP agenda

On a different planet, perhaps, an incoming Congress would now be plowing its way through the pages of jobs plans - but not this one.

Anger erupts over slash-to-the-bone state budget

SEATTLE - Public employee unions and the people they serve denounced the budget unveiled by Gov. Chris Gregoire, which slashes vital services and jobs.

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Schakowsky issues progressive deficit plan

A leading congressional progressive issued a counter-plan to the one advocated by the deficit commission's co-chairs. The plan would reduce deficits - but not on the backs of working people.

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Proposed Social Security cuts: seniors hit, millionaires glide

Proposals for major cuts in Social Security floated by the deficit commission co-chairs are an attempt to "bully" seniors "while Wall Street millionaires just skate on through scot-free."

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Golden State hanging on by its fingernails

California’s budget may be about to stagger over the finish line, nearly 100 days late - but it won't be pretty.

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Economists predict stormy weather ahead

In a live webcast conference yesterday, top left-to-moderate economists painted a grim picture, especially with the current Republican-induced paralysis in Congress.

GOP “pledge” condemned as flim-flam

It's being called a "public relations" ploy, a kind of "Herbert Hoover economics," whose "numbers don't add up.."

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“Ageing and raging” seniors demand Calif. budget

There were signs: "So they take from the sick and the poor!" "Seniors count - seniors care!" "Ageing and raging!" and there were songs: "Let's put the home care in and take the tax cuts out!"

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