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Move money from wars to jobs and education? Let’s discuss

Tax Day, April 15, is a good time to reflect on the country's federal spending priorities. Especially during this deep economic and jobs crisis.

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Today in women's history: National Women's Party protests workplace discrimination

On this day in 1931, governors of Florida, Virginia, New Mexico and a few other states rejected proposals from the Cotton-Textile Institute to forbid women from working factory night shifts.

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Unions, environmentalists join to uphold California's landmark environmental law

A new coalition has formed to uphold the California Environmental Quality Act against business-backed attempts to weaken the state's landmark 1970 environmental safety law.

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Enthusiastic celebration pushes forward for jobs and freedom

"Multiracial alliances will continue to struggle for freedom, justice, and equality, and the lessons of past struggles will act as guidance."

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Communist Party head in historic debate at Univ of Georgia

In 1963, the Phi Kappa Literary Society at the University of Georgia invited a speaker from the Communist Party to the campus for a public debate.

The Congressional crisis calendar countdown

For two years, we have had continual crises with debt ceilings, budget resolutions, and really big scary numbers.

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March for love, peace, and jobs on Valentine's Day

"There is hope, [when] young people lead us in a march for justice, for jobs, to have the courage to stand up."

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Obama launches jobs drive with State of Union speech

President Obama laid out a second-term agenda to create jobs, increase the minimum wage, promote science and education, stop gun violence, and defend voting rights.

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Six steps! Leaders say, "Prep infrastructure for climate change"

Leaders of the labor-environmental group Blue-Green Alliance called on the president to launch and prioritize a national dialogue on climate change.

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Obama expected to oppose forced cuts in State of Union

President Obama is expected to make a case against the budget-slashing sequester scheduled for March 1.

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