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Demand to curb Wall Street has GOP in a bind

Government records on campaign contributions shows that GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell takes more money from Wall Street than any other sector.

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White House to fight attempts to weaken finance reform

Deputy Treasury Secretary Neil Wolin declared yesterday that "the administration will oppose efforts to provide exemptions for certain kinds of lenders."

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Fight for finance reform next in the national spotlight

As they celebrate their success with health care reform labor and its allies are already focusing on strengthening the financial reform legislation just approved by the Senate Banking Committee.

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Students celebrate education aid overhaul in House health bill

Nationwide college students are celebrating and applauding leaders of the House of Representatives after they passed major student aid reform along with the historic health care bill on Sunday.

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Health care reform poised to pass, 41 senators support public option

The White House predicted today that the president's health care reform plan will pass the House this week and, in a related development, even the public option is looking like a very real possibility.

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Grassroots activist pledges ongoing fight for health reform

If we can break through on health care then the rest of that change agenda can move, and if we don't break through on health care it won't.

Audio: Communist Party responds to Obama's SOTU address

The following is an interview with Communist Party Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner in response to President Obama's January 27th state of the union address. It was conducted Thursday January 28th.

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Senate clears the way for health reform vote

WASHINGTON— In the wee hours of a snowbound Monday morning the U.S. Senate voted 60 to 40 to terminate debate and move toward a final vote on health care reform legislation before they adjourn for Christmas.

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Health care reform movement fights for last minute changes

WASHINGTON—The Democratic Senate leadership claimed victory in securing 60 votes to end the Republican filibuster of a health care reform bill Dec. 18 but organizations representing millions of voters said basic changes must be made to the bill to win their support.

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Lieberman says he’ll filibuster Medicare buy-in

Democrats in the Senate who thought they had a compromise progressives and "centrists" could both support learned this weekend that independent Sen. Joe Lieberman can be counted on to do just about anything to sabotage health care reform.

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