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Ohio Republican forced to retract voter supression threat

Facing calls by area members of Congress for a Justice Department investigation, Secretary of State John Husted retracted a threat not to process mail ballot applications sent to voters by the  Cuyahoga County government.

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A march for jobs and justice to MLK monument

The Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the NAACP and others have called for a march for 'Jobs and Justice' in DC August 27th.

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Florida legislators derailing democracy

Voters approved amendments to protect voting rights and prevent political gerrymandering, but legislators are stalling their implementation.

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South Carolina passes anti-immigration law

South Carolina has become the fifth and latest state poised to enact a draconian anti-immigration law, after Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed SB 20 last week.

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White House to hold Twitter town hall

The White House will host the first ever "Twitter town hall" Wednesday, July 6, on the economy and the president's plan to create jobs.

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Rebuild the Dream movement launched in New York

Over 1,000 people filled New York's Town Hall last week for the kickoff of an ambitious attempt to launch a progressive new social movement.

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Michigan lawsuit challenges “dictator law”

Twenty-eight plaintiffs from across Michigan announced Wednesday they are taking the state's controversial emergency manager law to court, charging it is violating the constitution and voting rights.

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Three Wisconsin Republicans will face recalls, and maybe more

MADISON, Wis. - After a historic signature collection drive mounted by unions and their allies, three of the GOP senators who rammed through Gov. Scott Walker's bill to kill collective bargaining rights for state workers will definitely face recall votes July 12.

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Labor and democracy: Why is ALEC attacking labor?

The American Legislative Exchange Council's work is pretty much an all out assault on democracy.

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Attack on Missouri labor studies threatens academic freedom

The University of Missouri St. Louis may garner the reputation as a hostile place to work and learn for refusing, so far, to stand up to an attack on students, teachers and academic freedom.

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