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Gov’t moves to curb insurance profiteers

The Department of Health and Human Services is using its authority under the recently enacted health reform law to push state oversight of insurance premiums and rate hikes.

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At 90, Frances Gabow keeps up the fight for socialism

Frances Gabow's life-just 10 years shy of a century--is a history book of political struggle in the 20th century. "And I don't regret a thing," she told a crowd celebrating her 90th birthday recently.

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BP: “The verdict is guilty!”

BALTIMORE — “Criminal negligence. The verdict is guilty!” That was the message proclaimed by pickets walking near a local BP gas station here June 12 as British Petroleum’s gusher continued to spew 80,000 barrels of crude oil daily into the Gulf of Mexico. There is no end in sight of this nightmare.

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Arizona GOP targets children born to undocumented immigrants

Arizona Republicans say they plan to introduce new legislation this fall that, if passed, would block the children of undocumented immigrants from becoming citizens.

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Corporate interests block jobs legislation

Powerful corporate interests in Congress however are blocking jobs legislation.

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Pressure mounts on BP to pay claims and curb gusher

President Obama is back in the Gulf of Mexico for a two-day tour followed by a national prime-time TV address Tuesday, June 15, on the worst ecological disaster in U.S. history.

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California primary reveals anti-corporate currents

The June primary election, which brought mixed results, revealed deep anti-corporate and anti-establishment political cross currents among California voters.

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Slaves who built U.S. Capitol to be honored

The U.S. Congress will acknowledge the role of slave labor in building the U.S. Capitol Building this week.

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Burge trial exposes police torture and racism

CHICAGO — While the circus trial of disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich has garnered the headlines, another more important trial is underway.

Outrage at killings by Border Patrol on U.S.-Mexico border

There is outrage in Mexico over the second killing of an unarmed Mexican citizen, in the space of a little more than a week, by the U.S. Border Patrol.

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