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Republican bill is great for banks, bad for people

Republicans are trying to ram through Congress a bill that would allow big banks to engage in the exact same practices that caused the Great Recession.

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Despite court ruling, North Carolina right wingers try to suppress voting

Voting right advocates in North Carolina are fighting county by county to prevent voter suppression in the upcoming November presidential elections.

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Consumers should ask: are your medical records safe?

Medical data-mining companies can use and cross-check available data about doctors' patients and hospitals' admissions to uncover medical trends and exploit them for profit.

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Trump’s VP pick Mike Pence addresses right-wing lobby ALEC

Indiana's governor, Trump's Republican running mate, addressed - and hailed - ALEC, disregarding worker protests out front of the secretive right-wing cabal's meeting.

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Missouri senate defeats “paycheck deception” bill

The bill would have forced workers to "opt-in" to having their dues taken out of their paychecks--a scheme that weakens unions.

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GOP bill overturns Labor Dept. restriction on financial advisers; Obama promises veto

Some firms have incentivized advisers to steer clients into products that have higher fees and lower returns, costing American families an estimated $17 billion a year,

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Hundreds arrested at U.S. Capitol for demanding restoration of democracy

"Congress is doing nothing; we say: 'no more'! There's deep frustration with a system we no longer feel hears our voices."

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Limited ACCESS for undocumented students

Beyond the possible funds that the ACCESS bill would make available, undocumented students have few options when it comes to continuing their quest for higher education.

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North Carolina discrimination law shows limits of corporate conscience

"The legislation hastily enacted is deplorable and discriminatory, and it runs counter to everything we stand for."

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Bill to kill Obamacare goes to White House

In their latest show of contempt for the people of our nation, right wing Republicans have passed a bill to kill the Affordable Care Act.

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