May

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Labor and democracy: Why is ALEC attacking labor?

The American Legislative Exchange Council's work is pretty much an all out assault on democracy.

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Republican filibuster blocks Obama nominee Liu

A longstanding struggle over confirmation of Goodwin Liu, nominated as an appellate court judge by President Obama, suffered a Republican filibuster.

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Republicans ignore call to end Big Oil's tax breaks

Senate Republicans began a filibuster yesterday to block the stripping of tax subsidies to oil companies.

Wisconsin voter ID bill slammed as vote suppression

State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt called it "an attempt to block the recall of unpopular GOP senators and to suppress turnout among constituencies who may tend to vote Democratic."

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Unemployment insurance under attack

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and in a number of states are out to kill, or at least cripple, unemployment insurance.

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Chicago protesters swamp Ryan over Medicare attack

CHICAGO - Hundreds of demonstrators chanting "Hands off our Medicare!" filled the block while GOP Rep. Paul Ryan was inside addressing the Economics Club, trying to sell his budget proposal.

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New Florida election rules would disenfranchise many

In Florida, a state that only a few decades ago was officially segregated, some people think this possible disenfranchisement is no accident.

Oil CEOs to Congress: Don't blame us!

As public anger over high fuel prices and record oil company profits erupted across the nation, the major oil giants told lawmakers here that it's all beyond their control.

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The return of the DREAM Act

Democrats in Washington announced the re-introduction of the DREAM Act, a bill that would grant legal status to children of undocumented immigrants if they attend college for two years or join the military.

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Wisconsin Republicans fast-track right-wing bills as elections loom

Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker and Republican attempts to shred union and democratic rights in Wisconsin have filed enough signatures to hold recall elections for six Republican state senators.

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