September

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Hope is stronger than hate

In their effort to win the Congress this year and the White House in 2012, the Republican Party and their tea party attack dogs are unashamedly promoting fear, racism, bigotry and red-baiting.

GOP “pledge” condemned as flim-flam

It's being called a "public relations" ploy, a kind of "Herbert Hoover economics," whose "numbers don't add up.."

Poverty up, uninsured up

The Great Recession hit home and hit hard in 2009, the Census Bureau said, as the number of uninsured leaped by 4.4 million in one year.

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Baltimore backs Oct. 2 march

The City Council has voted unanimously to endorse the October 2 One Nation Working Together march, and a local coalition is working to fill 100 buses.

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JEERS to greedy financiers, CHEERS to candy

Cheers for workers defending the little candy company that makes those hearts, and jeers for the venture capitalists putting on the squeeze.

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Jobs emergency rallies take to streets

One hundred six Jobs Emergency actions took place across the country on Sept. 15.

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Government offers $1 billion more for housing crisis, still hard to keep pace

As the nation's poverty rate rises to 15 percent, the highest level since the 1960s, the Obama administration announced this week new measures to help struggling homeowners prevent foreclosure.

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Right-wingers frenzied to save tax cuts for rich

Several House and Senate Republicans are complaining that GOP Minority Leader John Boehner fell for a trap laid by President Obama when he said last weekend that, given no other option, he would vote for extending middle class tax cuts even if it meant allowing the Bush tax cuts for the rich to expire.

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New study reveals discriminatory mortgage practices

California's Latino and African American homeowners experience twice the rate of foreclosures than that of non-Hispanic whites, a recent report found.

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Boehner blinks on Bush tax cuts for the rich

House Minority Leader John Boehner says he'll vote for Obama's tax plan.

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