March

Obama in Strongsville: It takes courage

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Speaking to a boisterous crowd of 800 in suburban Cleveland here, President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal for health care reform.

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Debate on FCC broadband plan includes closing digital divide

The Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil a sweeping proposal tomorrow to overhaul the U.S. broadband policy in order to bring affordable, high-speed Internet connections to all Americans.

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Health care reform poised to pass, 41 senators support public option

The White House predicted today that the president's health care reform plan will pass the House this week and, in a related development, even the public option is looking like a very real possibility.

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Immigration moves higher on White House agenda

Immigrant rights activists, labor and faith-based leaders met with President Obama and White House advisers March 11 to discuss moving forward on immigration reform legislation.

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Oakland residents demand action vs. banks

OAKLAND, Calif. - Fighting back tears, anger in his voice, Al Marshall recounted how his "kids were crying when the judgment came down" to abandon the home in which they were growing up.

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New report cites “explosion” of radical right groups

Last year saw an "explosion" of extremist groups and activism across the U.S., the Southern Poverty Law Center says in a new report, "Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism."

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Tired of margarine, janitors demand health care as their “butter”

Detroit janitors fight foraffordable  health care as key  contract issue. " I'm tired of Parkay, I want butter too."

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Undocumented and unafraid, youth rally for immigration reform

Hundreds of students rallied here at the Federal Plaza Wednesday in a "National Coming Out of the Shadows Day" for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Chicago students walkout to protest sports cuts

Hundreds of high school students walked out of classes across the city March 10 to protest elimination of junior varsity sports programs.

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Frank Lumpkin, “Saint of Chicago,” dies at 93

Frank Lumpkin, the "Saint of Chicago" and life long fighter for worker rights, full equality and socialism, passed away March 1 at the age of 93.

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