July

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Arizona protests include civil disobedience

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Thousands turned out in Phoenix and around the state of Arizona to both celebrate the recent court decision on SB 1070 ,and to protest  those remaining sections not included in the injunction.

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SB 1070 protested across the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO - Immigrant rights activists around the country demonstrated July 29, the day Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070, took effect.

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Birthday wishes for Medicare at 45: “everybody in”

CLEVELAND -- July 30 was a bright sunny summer day here in Cleveland and dozens gathered in Public Square to launch balloons in celebration of the 45th anniversary of Medicare and call for extending the program to all Americans.

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Arizona’s Grijalva closes office after bullet shatters window

Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, an outspoken opponent of Arizona's immigration law, closed his office in Yuma yesterday after a bullet went through and shattered one of its windows.

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Illinois juvenile jails woefully under staffed, report says

According to a report released Thursday, July 28, by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the state's eight juvenile detention centers have "serious deficiencies."

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Bill would make oil companies pay, but Republicans say no

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a new limited energy bill that includes no curbs on carbon emissions - but Republicans, and some Democrats, don't like this bill either.

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In wake of judge’s ruling, immigrant rights protests continue

Though the ruling was widely hailed as a victory by the immigrants' rights movement, protests and lobbying continue toward the goal of a comprehensive immigration reform.

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Factory-scale medical pot production set

OAKLAND, Calif. - With a City Council vote July 27, Oakland became the first U.S. city to authorize industrial-scale production of medical marijuana.

Netroots Nation 2010: Continuing to fight for change

Thousands of progressive bloggers and social media activists met at the annual Netroots Nation gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada July 22-25 and left determined not to allow the gains of 2008 to be lost in this year's elections.

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Obama draws line in the sand on Bush tax cuts for the rich

President Obama vowed at a closed-door White House meeting with Congressional leaders yesterday, July 27, that Democrats will end the Bush tax cuts for the rich and continue the middle class tax cuts they enacted last year.

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