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Taking care of dad in the tea party’s America

When I stopped into a local fast food restaurant after church, the woman behind the counter explained with tears in her eyes why she had to bring her father to work with her.

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Health care ruling is "judicial activism on steroids"

Health care actvists say U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson's ruling aginst the Affordable Care Act advances GOP agenda: return control of health care to insurance companies

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Seniors joining Nov. 30 call-in to Senate: Hands off Social Security

"This is a brutal time and it is a time to fight back!" said Robby Stern, president of the Puget Sound Alliance of Retired Americans.

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Connecticut to Congress: "Keep the promise on Social Security"

A week after being re-elected as chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson joined with retired union members at the state capitol who were calling for the protection and expansion of Social Security.

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Proposed Social Security cuts: seniors hit, millionaires glide

Proposals for major cuts in Social Security floated by the deficit commission co-chairs are an attempt to "bully" seniors "while Wall Street millionaires just skate on through scot-free."

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Steelworkers, retirees back Democrat John Boccieri

"It is disgusting that the other side has resorted to lies directed at retirees and seniors, attempting to frighten them into voting against their own interests."

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CHEERS to early voters

CHEERS because lots of Americans are already voting, and JEERS to bullies who harass gay students.

CHEERS for shedding light, JEERS for voices of hate

CHEERS to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on October 2 which clarified the relationship between media hate-mongerers and the people who sign their paychecks.

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“Ageing and raging” seniors demand Calif. budget

There were signs: "So they take from the sick and the poor!" "Seniors count - seniors care!" "Ageing and raging!" and there were songs: "Let's put the home care in and take the tax cuts out!"

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JEERS to greedy financiers, CHEERS to candy

Cheers for workers defending the little candy company that makes those hearts, and jeers for the venture capitalists putting on the squeeze.

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