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“Ageing and raging” seniors demand Calif. budget

There were signs: "So they take from the sick and the poor!" "Seniors count - seniors care!" "Ageing and raging!" and there were songs: "Let's put the home care in and take the tax cuts out!"


Civil liberties advocates slam pay-to-protest ruling

SAN ANTONIO - Progressive activists here are considering further action against a ruling by a three-judge appeals panel that the police department can selectively penalize free speech rights.


Jobs and sustainable future threatened by California's Prop. 23

Whichever way  California's Proposition 23 goes in the November elections so could go green jobs, government and private investment in clean technology, and a sustainable economy.


Groups demand pardon for Scott Sisters in Mississippi

A rally last week in Jackson, Miss., called for freedom for Jamie and Gladys Scott, two Black women given double life sentences in 1992 for allegedly being accessories to an armed robbery in which $11 was stolen.


Obama says he won’t budge on ending Bush tax cuts for the rich

"What I ask the Tea Party is, ‘Would you cut veterans' benefits, end Medicare, end Social Security?'”

Michigan GOP governor ticket favors outsourcing, privatization

The Republican candidate for governor is "proud" of his record of outsourcing as a Gateway Computers executive and his ultra-rich running mate wants to privatize Social Security.


Lady Gaga urges Senate to repeal ‘don't ask, don't tell'

The Senate is expected to vote on repealing a 17-year-old law barring open gays from serving in the military Tuesday afternoon, but supporters of the repeal say they lack the necessary 60 votes to pass the legislation.

30,000 mentally ill may be cut off in Texas

The national average for mental health care spending is $103 per capita, but in Texas, it is $34, yet the state Legislature is planning drastic cuts.


JEERS to greedy financiers, CHEERS to candy

Cheers for workers defending the little candy company that makes those hearts, and jeers for the venture capitalists putting on the squeeze.


Scandal-ridden Florida GOP tries to shift blame

While Florida's ex-GOP chair faces six felony charges for abuse of state GOP funds, the party has made public an audit blaming outgoing governor Charlie Crist too - with Crist calling it a political ploy.

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