February

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Montanans protest Republican assault on working families, environment

Montanans assembled at the State Capitol on President's Day to reject the ultra-right state legislature's assault on working families.

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Help wanted: no jobless need apply

Unemployment has hovered at 10 percent for months, yet employers are refusing to hire the jobless.

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Jobs not a concern at annual conservative gathering

Thousands of conservatives are meeting for the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual convention, but they're not talking about jobs.

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Taking care of dad in the tea party’s America

When I stopped into a local fast food restaurant after church, the woman behind the counter explained with tears in her eyes why she had to bring her father to work with her.

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Obama turns up the heat on big business

The president's speech to the Chamber of Commerce Feb. 7 was much more than the "thaw with business leaders."

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Facing benefit cutoff, jobless "99ers" organize

Activists note official unemployment in Connecticut has more than doubled to about 170,000 since 2007, with  no sign of improvement. It's a crisis for the entire state and demands emergency attention, they say.

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It's official: jobless rate in January at 9 percent

Unemployment dropped in January by .4 percent to 9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. It was the second straight .4 percent monthly decline in the official rate. That was the only good news in the report.

GOP: no to jobs, attack women instead

In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."