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Chicago youth to Obama, Congress: We want to work!

CHICAGO - A group of African American youth and community organizers who gathered to watch the State of the Union address were most interested in what the president had to say about jobs.

Suburbs see huge growth in poverty

Over one-third of America's poor are now living outside of urban centers according to a new survey released last week.

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Oregon delivers ‘tax the rich’ message

Oregon voters  sent a message to the nation yesterday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent cuts in education and other public services.

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Jobless rate declared dire emergency

WASHINGTON—Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute told a Senate hearing Jan. 21 that unemployment is a "dire emergency" that requires federal action "on a scale that can make a difference."

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‘Tax the rich’ gaining support

Seventy-three percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, like the idea of taxing those fat Wall Street bonuses.

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Obama brings 'shot in the arm' to hard-hit Ohio

ELYRIA, Ohio - Lorain County, ravaged by closed plants, budget crises and double-digit unemployment, gave President Obama an enthusiastic welcome Friday.

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Californians fight back vs. budget cuts

Californians in the crosshairs of Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest budget proposals have launched a statewide movement to save and improve their state's safety net.

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Deficit commission slammed as ‘reckless’ attack on Social Security, Medicare

The "deficit commission" would "undemocratically subvert the normal legislative process and recklessly target Social Security and Medicare," a Campaign for America's Future leader warned.

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Obama demands banks give “every dime back” to taxpayers

With Wall Street executives raking in windfall profits while the rest of the country staggered through a banker-caused recession, President Obama pledged to impose a tax on major financial firms to recoup bailout money.

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No need for MTA’s draconian cuts

The MTA's cuts, targeting students and seniors, are even worse than past "doomsday" scenarios, but the truth is, none of these cuts are necessary.

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