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At GOP fundraiser, protesters warn "Rauner and Christie - bad for Illinois, bad for USA"

Chris Christie brought checks to the fundraiser totaling $4 million, demonstrators shouted, "Illinois is not for sale."

 

 

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Shutdown of Ohio aluminum giant Ormet appears final

Not only did Ormet's workers rely on the company for a decent living but the economies of Ohio River communities hung on the company's survival.

 

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Retirees fight GOP vouchers as Medicare and Medicaid turn 49

ARA spearheaded protests at offices of Republicanz in Congress who want to turn Medicare into a voucher program and increase the eligibility age.

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"Least productive" Congress left D.C. without doing anything serious

Congress left town on August 1 for a month-long recess without tackling a host of U.S. problems - and lack of infrastructure funding is one of those topping the list.

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Texas Republicans jump back in time

It was the largest almost-all-white political gathering of its size in recent times. Advocates of "open-carry" rallied outside with assault rifles. Inside, more reactionary events occurred.

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Nurses give qualified support to Sanders-McCain VA proposal

"While Congress has spent billions on wars and conflicts over the past few years, not enough has been spent to care for service members returning from them."

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Latest GOP scheme to kill Saturday mail delivery killed in Congress

In a joint letter to lawmakers, the leaders of the nation's four postal workers' unions called the House GOP's scheme "outrageous and misguided."

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House GOP approves hiring of lawbreakers as federal contractors

The House GOP majority rejected a Democratic attempt to aid low-wage workers by ending federal government hiring of contractors who violate the law.

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Texas Republicans continue to go for off-the-grid right-wingers

Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.

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Thousands to lobby North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday to repeal rightwing laws

The Forward Together Moral Movement from across North Carolina will demand that state legislators rescind laws they say are hurting the state's most vulnerable.

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