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Struggle requires long view, Jesse Jackson tells left gathering

A conversation with the Rev. Jesse Jackson before an overflow crowd opened this year's Left Forum conference at Pace University in lower Manhattan this weekend.

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In 2010, ‘What would Dr. King do?’

King's message in 2010 was the theme as a standing-room-only crowd braved a squalling rainstorm Jan. 18 to pack the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's great hall.

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Houston inaugurates gay mayor, Annise Parker

A city the mainstream media painted as ultra-conservative celebrated the inauguration of a new, progressive openly gay mayor, Annise Parker.

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Ethics violations haunt John McCain

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., may have violated Senate rules when he recorded an anti-healthcare reform telephone message.

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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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In Thompson's defeat, seeds of future victory

It would be a mistake to classify Bloomberg's November 4 mayoral reelection win as anything but a defeat for the working people of New York City

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U.S. halts prosecutions for use of medical marijuana

The Department of Justice yesterday ordered its lawyers to cease prosecution of people who use or prescribe medical marijuana in states that have legalized the drug for that purpose.

The federal deficit: The bar tab will have to be paid

The Congressional Budget Office announcement of a nearly $10 trillion price tag on government borrowing for the next decade has sent a shiver down the spine of the most committed liberals.

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