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Trumka: Pols who cut Social Security increases will get cut

The AFL-CIO will work for that, federation President Richard Trumka says.


Panel: Media consolidation hurts women

Media consolidation and cross-ownership, where fewer big conglomerates determine the information Americans see, shuts out women and minorities.


Women take lead in Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall journey

Women of all ages, colors, national origins and class status were a critical piece of the coalition that propelled President Barack Obama into his second term.


Senate inundated with demands to end “silent” filibuster

Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.


Gerda Lerner, pioneering scholar of women's, African-American history

Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.


Republicans force expiration of Violence Against Women Act

The reason? Republicans reject extending the law's protections for women who are undocumented immigrants, Native Americans, LGBT, or students.


GOP Grinches trying to steal Christmas

"Anyone who wants to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits to finance tax giveaways for the rich must have a heart two sizes too small."


Union says Romney did not seek women for top posts

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was wrong when he said that, as Massachusetts governor, he sought information about qualified working women for his Cabinet.


Romney presses gun rights but not women’s rights

Mitt Romney's website lists 26 issues on which you can "learn more about Mitt." The list includes gun rights, but not women's rights.


Debate showed "powerful contrasts" between Obama and Romney

President Barack Obama had the last word in yesterday's presidential debate, and it was the one his supporters longed to hear, and his opponent longs to forget: 47 percent.

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