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Boehner’s Christmas message to America’s jobless: Drop dead!

No reasonable person can possibly justify such indifference and cruelty.

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1.3 million jobless could go over the cliff Dec. 28

"I was once the main breadwinner but now we are not really able to make ends meet."

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Amistad Awards inspire unity and struggle

NEW HAVEN, CONN. -- From the opening video and drumming to the remarks of the awardees, songs, youth slide show and finale, an atmosphere of unity and optimism inspired the entire multi-racial audience at the 2013 People's World Amistad Awards, held in the auditorium of Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School.

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Election mandate calls for unity and jobs

Led by New Haven Rising, unions of Yale University workers and community groups, hundreds of volunteers knocked on doors across the city this summer and fall to discuss issues and organize a large voter turnout.

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New Trans Pacific trade partnership stirs worries

The New York Times reported serious worry in the U.S. Congress about the Trans Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement.

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Government shutdown pushes jobless rate up

WASHINGTON - The federal government shutdown for the first half of October, imposed by tea party Republicans who refused to fund the government unless they could kill the Affordable Care Act, pushed the nation's jobless rate up that month by 0.1percent to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Voters cast mail ballots in the Evergreen State

Washington State voters received their mail ballots last week, their chance to vote on I-522, a statewide ballot measure that would require labeling of all genetically engineered food.

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Jobless rate drops slightly in September

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent from August to September, to 7.2 percent, the BLS said. The partial federal shutdown/lockout sent all of the BLS staff home in the first two weeks of October and delayed release of the results.

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"Let us work," say government workers

It's hurting our communities, said demonstrators in downtown Detroit protesting the tea party led government shutdown.

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How does the shutdown and the debt ceiling fight affect you?

There has been precious little discussion of what the gridlock means to workers and their families outside the Capitol Beltway.

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