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Rally at Treasury: Goldman Sachs owes us $13 billion

"Young Turks" talk show host Cenk Uygur led protesters at the Treasury Department chanting: "Hey-hey, ho-ho, $13 billion's a lot of dough!" and "Goldman Sachs, we want it back!"

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Official admits oil gusher exceeds all prior estimates

A second “containment” vessel will increase the amount of oil being captured to as much as 28,000 barrels of oil per day.

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Activists hear Christian leader

Wanda Banks gets really excited when she talks about how well her daughter is doing in her Cuban medical school. By the time she finishes, everybody is convinced that Darnna Banks really is super!

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Different primaries, same message: It's Main St. vs. Wall St.

June 8 primaries happened in many different states with many different candidates. But all had the same message. The battle lines are drawn. It's Main Street versus Wall Street. And it's about jobs.

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Obama reaches out to seniors on new Medicare benefits

One of the most important features of President Obama's health reform law is that it begins to make health care more affordable for retirees and seniors. Several important reforms will undo some of the harm caused by Republican policies in the George W. Bush era.

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Action on jobs key to victory in November

"We don't have the luxury of all this whining and agonizing. We've got to turn the agonizing into organizing."

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America's Future: Call to reassemble the Obama coalition to fight for jobs

Leaders from core components of the diverse coalition that elected President Obama declared here today that "it's time for us to do it again" to win jobs and justice.

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Marchers demand common sense taxes, not cuts

SAN FRANCISCO - Their chants - "Arnold, Arnold get a clue, better raise some revenue!" and "Tax the oil, tax the booze, save the services we all use!"- reverberated off buildings along Market St as hundreds of seniors, low-income parents, people with disabilities and their supporters marched through downtown June 3 on their way to a spirited Union Square rally.

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Oil plumes spreading under Gulf “like ash from a volcano”

Government officials confirmed today that oil as far as 3,300 feet below the surface is traveling in clouds through large areas of the subsea Gulf of Mexico. At a news briefing, Jane Lubchenko, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the subsea oil was found 42 miles northeast of the well site and also 142 miles to the southeast.

 

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Progressives must win “hearts and minds” of working people

WASHINGTON - In the first 18 months of the Obama presidency, national health care reform was passed, SCHIP was expanded, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was passed, and the Recovery and Reinvestment Act created or saved millions of jobs. Additionally, millions of working families received tax relief and got tax credits towards the purchase of a new home or car, and the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights was passed. Furthermore, we are on the verge of passing the most sweeping financial reform legislation since the New Deal.

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