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Dark-money groups building campaign for "right to work" in Pa.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The never-ending push for right to work (for less) legislation in Pennsylvania is on the move again, but this time there's more of a tangible campaign targeting the conservative base.


Workers’ rights hardly mentioned by justices at High Court hearing

Supreme Court justices began hearings on National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a case that could determine whether it is legal to stop the ability of workers to exercise their right to form a union.


Detroit bankruptcy: Revenue, not spending, the problem

The ruling concerns the 23,500 retired city workers collecting pension benefits.



GOP blocks immigration reform

As the year 2013 draws to an end, the fight for immigrants' rights, and especially for the legalization of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants believed to be in the United States, continues.


Texas GOP points fingers for Wendy Davis’ rise

The all-powerful Texas GOP has resorted to apologetics to explain the emergence of Democrat State Sen. Wendy Davis.


Reports show $83 million right-wing empire is hijacking state governments

An $83 million web of right-wing "think tanks" is moving to seize the legislative agends in every state across the country.


Government shutdown pushes jobless rate up

WASHINGTON - The federal government shutdown for the first half of October, imposed by tea party Republicans who refused to fund the government unless they could kill the Affordable Care Act, pushed the nation's jobless rate up that month by 0.1percent to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.


Tea party Republicans set back in Virginia

Virginia held state elections for governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general, all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates, and some local offices.


Judge tosses key part of Texas anti-abortion law

Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that restrictions affecting abortion clinic physicians placed an undue burden on women seeking access to such facilities.


Shutdown: Fascism with a democratic face

The democratic process was kidnapped by Republicans (and seven Democrats) in the U.S. House of Representatives on October 1.

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