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Obama deficit control plan draws fire

President Obama's plan to announce a spending freeze for some domestic programs during his State of the Union address tomorrow is drawing fire.

Union leaders announce 'big improvements' in Senate's health care tax plan

Leaders of America's major unions, coming out of intense negotiations with the president and congressional leaders, said late yesterday that they were close to winning big improvements for workers in the health care reform legislation nearing completion in the Congress.

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Californians rally for state single-payer health system

Californians rally and lobby for a statewide single-payer health care system.

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Seniors rally for strong health care reform

Hundreds of seniors from all over the state gathered at the Chowder Pot restaurant in Hartford to learn about the meaning of health care reform.

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Health Care for America Now campaigns to finish reform right

Health Care for America Now has  launched an intensive campaign calling for public option and other measures in the final bill.

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Senate health care vote lays the groundwork

Health care reformers applauded the Senate's vote for a health care reform bill, calling it "groundwork" for expanding and improving the health care system in the weeks and months ahead.

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Health care activists vow to continue struggle

A Philadelphia rally makes the point that the Senate's health care bill is not the end of the struggle.

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Trucks spew deadly pollution at nation’s ports, new reports show

Emissions from thousands of trucks filling our ports cause hypertension, asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and a host of other respiratory illnesses among drivers and surrounding communities.

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Health care inspires 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' remix

On the Senate floor Dec. 22, Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., delivered a health care inspired version of the classic Christmas poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

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Senate clears the way for health reform vote

WASHINGTON— In the wee hours of a snowbound Monday morning the U.S. Senate voted 60 to 40 to terminate debate and move toward a final vote on health care reform legislation before they adjourn for Christmas.

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