October

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Seven arrested at CIGNA demanding ‘profits out of health care’

Seven health care activists were arrested when the refused to leave the lobby of CIGNA insurance company after they were denied a meeting with corporate executives.

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Time running out for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

In the last several days support for lifting the ban on gays serving openly in the military has been surfacing on numerous fronts, leading even those who have been critical of the Obama administration for not moving fast enough on gay rights issues to feel encouraged.

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If that’s socialized medicine, I'm for it

A bipartisan group of more than 1,000 state lawmakers have signed a letter to Congress calling for real health reform that includes a public option, according to a recent press conference call organized by the Progressive States Network (PSN).

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Rep. Courtney leads House members to oppose tax on health benefits

Congressman Joe Courtney (D) from Connecticut's 2nd CD,announced today that 156 House members have signed a letter he initiated urging Speak of the House Nancy Pelosi to reject any excise tax on high-cost health care benefit plans. The letter, signed by more than 60 percent ofthe House Democratic Caucus, was delivered to the Speaker on Wednesday.

GOP tries ‘taxpayer rights’ trick

The so called "taxpayer bill of rights," which slashed jobs and services for years in Colorado is making new appearances in both Washington state and Maine.

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White House tackles teen violence

CHICAGO – Attorney General Eric Holder declared Oct. 7 that the beating death of a 16-year-old high school student was a “stark wake-up call” to the nation to deal with youth violence.

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Feds limit Arizona sheriff’s immigration crackdown

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has removed controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's authority to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants on the streets based solely on their immigration status.

Senate Dems want more states in on benefits

Senators are demanding more compensation for their states.

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St. Louis activists stage die-in at Wellpoint

Health care protestors stage die-in at corporate crime scene.

Civil rights groups unite for health care

Civil rights groups target four states for health care push.

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