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Senate defeats deficit commission

Labor and progressive groups scored a victory yesterday with the defeat of the undemocratic deficit commission in the Senate.

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Oregon delivers ‘tax the rich’ message

Oregon voters  sent a message to the nation yesterday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent cuts in education and other public services.

Witness at equal marriage trial: Opposition ‘grounded in prejudice'

San Francisco's equal marriage trial, now in its third week, has been marked by moving testimony about the pain denial of marriage has inflicted on same-sex couples and their families.

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‘Tax the rich’ gaining support

Seventy-three percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, like the idea of taxing those fat Wall Street bonuses.

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Finding that work-family balance

I’m always a sucker for certain headlines at the grocery store check out line.

Obama deficit control plan draws fire

President Obama's plan to announce a spending freeze for some domestic programs during his State of the Union address tomorrow is drawing fire.

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The Communist Party and the press: A glimpse at nine decades

Over 90 years, the Communist Party USA has been a pioneer in using reporting and media to get its message out and build mass movements.

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Obama calls for economic boost for working families

The Obama administration continued to address economic issues with the announcement of several new proposals, Jan. 25, designed to help ease financial anxieties.

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Don Belton: How homophobia turned love into death

The mutilated body of Don Belton, an African American English professor at Indiana University, was found in his Bloomington apartment three days after Christmas.

U.S. Communists plan 29th convention, call to action

The Communist Party USA is making plans for its 29th National Convention to be held the weekend of May 21-23 at its national headquarters in New York City.

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