January

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Justice Department investigating over 100 voting rights violations

Eric Holder said the Department of Justice has opened up over 100 investigations into possible voting rights violations across the country.

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Obama's SOTU receives mostly cheers from the 99%

The President threw down the gauntlet, vowing to fight for an economy that serves the interests of the vast majority, not the wealthy few, and requiring millionaires to pay their "fair share" in taxes.

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Journalist files suit against Obama on NDAA

Chris Hedges is suing President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta because the provisions are "clearly unconstitutional" and "a huge and egregious assault on democracy."

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Better chance of being hit by lightning than finding voter fraud

Why the rash of voter suppression bills occurring in Michigan, Florida, Texas and throughout the country?

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Corporations are not people

"Corporations are not people and money is not speech!" and "Get corporate money out of our democracy" was the theme of two demonstrations in Hartford. Conn.

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Citizens United anniversary met with nationwide protest

"The U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling pounded the last nail in the coffin of democracy, and we're here to get our democracy back." (with video)

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After blackouts, anti-piracy bills lose support

The bills had the financial backing of major corporate interests including the film and entertainment industries,  and cable television, among others.

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"Right-to-work (for less)" bill threatens democracy in Indiana

Labor rights and democracy are in grave danger in the Hoosier state.

Voter suppression faces stiff opposition in Florida

A statement released by the Republican Party of Florida claims they are "closing the gap" on Democrats with new GOP  voter registrations. To analyze the facts properly one needs to look beyond the numbers.

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Opposition grows to Emanuel’s attack on free speech, assembly

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a firestorm by introducing new city ordinances that many say will have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

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