June

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The contemptible Messrs. Issa and Boehner

Congress' vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is contemptible.

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Trying to haul highway-mass transit bill out of ditch

With the House and the Senate trying to hash out their differences on the highway-mass transit bill, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz gave them a shove. The House backed his shove on June 20.

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Florida asks: Democracy or voter purges?

Will right-wing elected officials in the state act to stop Gov. Rick Scott and Republican Party allies from continuing an illegal voter purge?

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Obama urges voters to “break the logjam” in DC

President Barack Obama laid out a program of recovery based on strengthening the middle class.

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Lawmakers, economists rip Romney’s latest address

Lawmakers and leading economists rebutted GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's economic address to a group of businessmen.

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Krugman: Obama flubbed line on economy

Paul Krugman understands what President Barack Obama was trying to say when he messed up with the line, "The private-sector is doing fine."

New Yorkers protest Bloomberg's budget cuts

Public budget hearings gave City Council members and citizens an opportunity to push back against Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Muted rebellion against Blue Dogs at W.Va. Dem convention

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, W.Va. Secretary of State Natalie Tenant and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin refused to budge from their association with Republican austerity politics.

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What's new about the Texas Democrats?

Today, it is said the Democratic Party is the major hope for Americans hoping to get jobs and keep or extend life-saving benefits such as health care and Social Security.

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Wisconsin workers end Walker control of Senate

Although he held onto his seat, Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker lost control of the state Senate.

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