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Calif. Democrats seek to avoid the worst cuts

California Democratic legislative leaders have released a budget plan they say avoids the worst of Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's slash-and-burn cuts

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MoveOn pickets urge Congress, "End corporate dictatorship"

Picketers stood outside the local office of Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) Aug. 10 holding signs that read "Fight corporate dictatorship" and "End corporate personhood."

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Kucinich bill aims to stop assassinations of U.S. citizens

 U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, introduced a bill last week that would prohibit U.S. forces from targeting and carrying out extrajudicial killings of U.S. citizens.

Netroots Nation 2010: Continuing to fight for change

Thousands of progressive bloggers and social media activists met at the annual Netroots Nation gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada July 22-25 and left determined not to allow the gains of 2008 to be lost in this year's elections.

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Comcast NBC merger “threatens democracy”

CHICAGO - Comcast plans to take over NBC Universal in a $30 billion mega-merger between the two media giants, unless government regulators nix the deal.

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Texas Dems prepare for November election

Approximately 5,000 Texans attended the Democratic Party State Convention June 25-26 in Corpus Christi.

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At Prop. 8 closer, marriage equality supporters keep up fight

Marriage equality supporters rally outside courthouse as closing arguments are given, moving case one step closer to its probable destination: U.S. Supreme Court.

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GAO probe clears ACORN of mishandling federal funds

A GAO probe concluded this week it has found no evidence that ACORN or related organizations, mishandled the $40 million it received from the federal government.

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Communist Party convention opens in New York

Communist Party Chairman Sam Webb said executives who planned, aided and abetted the theft of wealth and sent the economy into a tailspin deserve to "be in prison."

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MoveOn urges fight to “Take back America” from corporations

SEQUIM, Wash. — More than 250 Olympic Peninsula residents crowded a MoveOn.org forum here the evening of May 4 to denounce corporate greed and its stranglehold on government.

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