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GOP’s vote to cut NPR funds seen as attack on public media

The House voted today to bar federal funding of National Public Raido and ban stations from using federal money to pay their NPR dues.

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Right wing woes grow in Wisconsin

Republican elected officials have a lot to worry about as voters increasingly turn away from them in disgust.

Marin County pickets and honks for the working class

Residents of Marin County joined a nationwide outpouring of protest against the Republican Party's anti-worker policies.

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Miami labor sees recall as "democracy for sale"

MIAMI - According to polls, Miami-Dade County residents will likely recall both the mayor and a county commissioner. But not everyone - especially not labor - is excited.

Richard Trumka, 10,000 union members flood Maryland State Capitol

More than 10,000 union members and supporters swarmed the State Capitol in here to protest proposed changes to teacher's pensions and to respond to the recent assault on unions in Wisconsin.

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Showdown in nation’s capital between “two budgets, two visions”

The Republican plan sets a dangerous precedent by rejecting revenue increases while proposing the largest single-year cuts in history.

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Shame! GOP takes away rights in blink of eye

Republicans rammed through a bill that would undo 50 years of labor rights in Wisconsin.

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Latinos condemn Wisconsin anti-worker bill

Twenty leading national Latino organizations have come together to oppose growing attacks against the rights of workers in Wisconsin and other states.

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Florida congressman stokes Islamophobia

Rep. Allen West became unhinged at a recent town hall meeting in South Florida, where he told a Muslim questioner who defended Islam, "Don't try to blow sunshine up my butt!"

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Obama, most Americans, side with unions over right-wingers

Presidential and popular support for public workers was not the only bad polling news the right wing has to deal with today.

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