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Women leaders call for urgent action on Illinois budget crisis

More than 200 women leaders call for a "sensible" tax rate to overcome budget crisis of "epic proportions."

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Oakland residents demand action vs. banks

OAKLAND, Calif. - Fighting back tears, anger in his voice, Al Marshall recounted how his "kids were crying when the judgment came down" to abandon the home in which they were growing up.

In Show-Me State, calls to tax the rich, show us some jobs

"Government has a responsibility to assist people in these hard economic times," former autoworker Clem Smith told a crowd on the state Capitol steps.

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Poverty throughout Michigan at shocking levels

Even before the current crisis hit, one in five children in Michigan lived in poverty, and three rural counties had the highest rates.

 

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Chicago youth demand jobs

CHICAGO - "Jobs now" echoed across a frozen Federal Plaza as hundreds of youth demanded passage of federal youth jobs legislation and voiced their anger over being left out of the legislative process.

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Philly celebrates African American history with calls for peace action

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 50 people crowded into the Du Bois Center on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia last Friday to hear Anthony Monteiro, professor of African American Studies at Temple University, deliver a history lecture.

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For one county, the worst is yet to come

For at least one California county's budget it's a crisis that will only get worse.

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Republican hypocrisy on Recovery Act runs rampant

Not on single Republican voted to pass President Obama's economic recovery act in February 2009, but now they are all trying to get a piece of it.

GOP wall of resistance shows cracks on jobs bill

Five Republicans joined with Democrats to move the bill forward. But it is widely seen as far too small to significantly impact the jobless rate.

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Jobs crisis spotlighted at monument built by WPA

DALLAS - At a Robert E. Lee memorial built by the New Deal's WPA government jobs program, an NAACP leader and others called for federal action on jobs.

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