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SEIU’S Henry urges Obama to let undocumented adults stay

SEIU president Mary Kay Henry joined 15 other leaders in urging President Obama to let an estimated five to six million undocumented adults stay in the U.S.

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Michigan election results underline need to energize voters

While Republican turnout was down, the increase in Democratic turnout fell far short of what was needed to win.

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Keystone XL heads to Senate for vote

Many activists fighting against Keystone are expecting - or hoping - that if the bill does get its 60 votes, Obama will simply veto it anyway.

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Street theatre a part of Ferguson area protests this week

The crowd was greeted by colorful signs and banners announcing the arrival and one-day performance of what demonstrators called the "Injustice Freak Show."

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The heart of the matter: What counts after Election Day

The vicissitudes of politics bring me back to the core issues; the electoral process amounts to only a part of what makes a democracy work.

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Ferguson organizers hold training for peaceful protests

Organizers of protests planned in Ferguson are determined to see that it's peaceful. They will train people to ensure it stays that way.

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Bush, Reagan also acted to protect immigrants

President Obama's anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent.

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Net Neutrality: Who does it benefit?

The fight for net neutrality is not over; the FCC still needs to create a path toward regulation or create new rules allowing ISPs to charge different rates for faster/slower service.

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State-named panel to run Detroit finances for 13 years

A nine-member, state-named panel, with no unionists among its initial appointees, will run Detroit's finances for the next 13 years, a court-approved bankruptcy exit plan says.

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SCOTUS to rule on whether retirees can get health benefits for life

Can retirees get lifetime health care benefits under a union contract?  That question hit the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10.

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