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Fight against privatization roils a Maryland county

Hundreds of Frederick County workers packed the county hearing room to speak to the five county commissioners two days in a row this week.

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Labor-backed think tank: Job slump will continue

There's bad news for the nation's 14 million unemployed: Two top experts at the Economic Policy Institute say the jobs slump will continue.

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Furious reaction to U.S. gun exporting scheme

Public opinion on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border is reacting angrily to a program called Operation Fast and Furious, through which the ATF deliberately allowed thousands of automatic weapons to be smuggled into Mexico

White House steps up campaign to "cut government waste"

President Obama signed an Executive Order initiating the Campaign to Cut Waste, ordering each department and agency to report regularly to Vice President Biden who will head a new task force on government accountability.

GOP panel cuts 43 education programs

The GOP-run House Education and the Workforce Committee voted 23-16 on party lines May 25 to eliminate 43 elementary and secondary education programs.

White House says it's eliminating useless rules, but not deregulating

For the first time in history, the federal government has undertaken a "look back" to eliminate anachronistic, redundant or unwarranted regulations.

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Congressional Black Caucus would boost social programs & revenue

Continuing a 30-year-long tradition, the Congressional Black Caucus April 14 presented its alternative budget for fiscal 2012 to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Campaign targets tax breaks for rich investors

The richest Americans receive the special privilege of having half of their income taxed at a much lower rate than the vast majority of working families.

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Republicans show government shutdown is their aim

Republicans are exposing their determination to force a government shutdown, regardless of any Democratic concessions.

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"States' rights" Republicans killing democracy, state by state

Major assaults on democracy are underway on the local level in dozens of states.

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