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Labor help critical to defeat Walker, "fix Wisconsin"

Wisconsin has been torn apart by Walker's ideological civil war and his divide-and-conquer assault on our values and our workers. We cannot fix Wisconsin and move forward as long as Walker remains governor.

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Supreme Court hears Arizona v. United States

Religious leaders, immigrant and labor rights advocates are preparing for the April 25 Supreme Court hearing on Arizona's infamous law, SB 1070.

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In anti-Obama quest, Limbaugh supported Kony's Lord's Resistance Army

In his radio broadcast titled  "Obama Invades Uganda, Targets Christians," Limbaugh says, "Lord's Resistance Army are Christians. They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan.  And Obama has sent troops, United States troops to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them."

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Jobless benefits and payroll tax cut in danger, SEIU warns

Republican lawmakers are plotting to allow extra federal jobless benefits and the "temporary" payroll tax cut for 160 million workers to lapse.

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AFL-CIO launches TV ad campaign

The AFL-CIO has launched an advertising campaign telling the country that union workers are just like everyone else - and that they deserve their rights.

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Unions urge House GOP to stop holding workers and the jobless hostage

The AFL-CIO is urging everyone to call House Speaker John Boehner at 202-225-0600, telling him to stop playing politics with the lives of working families.

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GOP killing payroll tax compromise and jobless benefits

A temporary payroll tax cut compromise and extension of unemployment benefits passed by a wide margin in the Senate, but now it is expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House Monday night.

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Sounding the alarm for jobs, beating the drum for justice

The message was loud and clear here at the Take Back the American Dream conference earlier this week: Jobs not cuts!

Wisconsin recall drive falls one seat short

With the GOP holding a 19-14 lead in the state senate, labor-backed Democrats needed to win three of the six races to wrest control.

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Do Texans "believe" in Rick Perry?

Rick Perry hasn't convinced all religious Texans that he is a spiritual leader just because he called for a public prayer extravaganza in Houston.

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