December

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Connecticut youth lead fight for jobs

Youth groups are focused on linking the problem of youth violence to the lack of job opportunities.

Wisconsin under Walker loses 18,000 jobs a year

The policies of Republican Gov. Scott Walker are a dismal failure.

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Despite attack ads, Elizabeth Warren gains steam (with video)

Elizabeth Warren's campaign to defeat tea-party darling Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., has surged to frontrunner status.

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Congressional Progressive Caucus introduces biggest jobs bill yet

Responding to national demand for a massive jobs program, the Congressional Progressive Caucus today introduced the Restore the American Dream for the 99 Percent Act into the House of Representatives.

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The jobless bring their plight to Congress

The nation's jobless, aided by the Communications Workers, the Service Employees and other unions, brought their plight directly to Congress this week.

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Barney Frank retires, leaving a strong progressive legacy

Liberals, labor and progressives mourned while Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief when Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his retirement Nov. 28 after 30 years in office.

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Jobless rate drops to 8.6% because 315,000 drop out altogether

This morning's government report was full of unsettling statistics.

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Jobless enter Capitol, demand benefits extension

Two hundred unemployed workers marched into the halls of Congress yesterday and served their lawmakers with 75,000 signatures on petitions demanding extension of unemployment benefits for the six million Americans about to lose them.