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Health care, housing, education top California’s legislative agenda

Gov. Brown is calling for "significant increases" for education, health care, environment, and infrastructure spending in the $123 billion 2016-17 general fund.

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With Sanders closing in, Clinton says tax the rich

With less than three weeks to go before the first votes are cast in Iowa and several polls showing Bernie Sanders closing in on her, Hillary Clinton is polishing her credentials.

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Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine says end Cuban Adjustment Act

"We call upon Congress to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act," which has "led to the deaths of Cubans crossing the Florida Straits in boats."

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Obama’s State of the Union: A framework for the nation’s future

In his final State of the Union address, delivered in Washington last night, President Obama echoed the goals of those seeking progressive change in America.

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Sanders surging nationally as Iowa caucuses draw near

With the Iowa caucuses just three weeks away, Bernie Sander's campaign for the presidency is surging on several fronts.

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How billionaires use super PACs to buy candidates

The Federal Election Commission has been tearing down the wall between campaigns and super PACs brick by brick since 2010.

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Philly coalition presses the fight for public schools, resists charter blitz

The fight to save and improve the city of Philadelphia's public schools has a long history.

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Obama to break with tradition in final State of the Union

History may look back at Obama's last SOTU as one of his most important speeches. Whether that happens will depend not just on what he says.

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Getting racism out of school curricula

How much progress have we made in getting racism out of our schools since the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education?

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Sanders: Break up banks, tax speculation, start postal banking

Sanders last week repeated a pledge that he has made in speeches across the country; if elected, he said, he will break up the big banks.

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