July

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Obama tackles immigration reform

President Barack Obama made an appeal to the American people and Congress today, July 1, to put politics aside, and work together to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

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Some victories and more battles on NYC budget

The new budget contains significant cuts to vital services, but the City Council, buoyed by a huge outpouring of rage from city residents and workers, turned back some of the worst cuts.

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EPA urges reduction in dispersants on Gulf Coast

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson ordered the company last May to reduce its usage of dispersants by 75 percent.

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Illinois Republican candidates blasted for extremism

Republican candidates for Illinois governor and U.S. Senate are being blasted for embracing extreme right-wing policies.

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Teacher funding added to war spending bill

Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.

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