November

Congress urged to pass paycheck fairness, equality bills

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights released a list of six priority bills Congress should enact before recessing for Thanksgiving.

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Proposed Social Security cuts: seniors hit, millionaires glide

Proposals for major cuts in Social Security floated by the deficit commission co-chairs are an attempt to "bully" seniors "while Wall Street millionaires just skate on through scot-free."

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No more filibuster

The U.S. Senate should revise its rules on filibusters and consent for judicial nominations in order to stop the growing trend of gridlock and indecision

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Chips ahoy: Big pharma to put computers in pills

According to some recent news stories we all may be swallowing computer chips in the near future.

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GOP push millionaire tax break, cut off of unemployment

Republicans want to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, but they won't commit to extending unemployment compensation for millions of workers at risk of losing their benefits at the height of the holiday season.

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Immigration reform possible in lame duck session?

"No action is a vote for the way things are," said Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. "No action is abdication of federal responsibility."

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The thumbs up win in Washington State

SEQUIM, Wash. - The highest profile election victory here Nov. 2 was the reelection of Sen. Patty Murray. She defeated Republican Dino Rossi by more than 100,000 votes.

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Texas students vigil for DREAM Act

"Your voice is your power!" yelled student activist Emmanuel Faz to a crowd at the University of Texas Arlington campus at a Nov. 9 vigil.

Why Alaska Native Democrats voted for Murkowski

This election made Alaska a unique case: voting Republican was a needed sacrifice to keep the far-right wing out of office.

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Riders say, give us back our buses!

Alameda and Contra Costa counties facing a $56 million budget shortfall have cut service but  riders say no way!

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