December

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GOP vacations as nation teeters on the brink of “cliff”

President Obama flew back into the nation's capital today reportedly with a new offer to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1.

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NY Republicans grab power in state Senate

As a result of November's electoral victories the New York State Assembly remained in Democratic hands, while also winning the formerly Republican-controlled state Senate.

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Orlando residents demonstrate against tax cuts for rich

Progressive forces in the Orlando area held multiple actions on Dec. 10 around higher taxes for the rich and pending cuts in social benefits.

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GOP senators stop treaty on disabled rights

The U.S. Senate could not reach the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Connecticut rallies issue call to tax the rich; no cuts to Social Security

Connecticut union, retiree, community and clergy groups sent a clear message to Congress and the president  in two candlelight vigils.

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Michigan Republicans make ruthless power grab

By taking their first votes to pass anti-worker "right-to-work" legistlation, Michigan's Republican Party and Gov. Rick Snyder have resorted to open class warfare.