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Seniors joining Nov. 30 call-in to Senate: Hands off Social Security

"This is a brutal time and it is a time to fight back!" said Robby Stern, president of the Puget Sound Alliance of Retired Americans.

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Connecticut to Congress: "Keep the promise on Social Security"

A week after being re-elected as chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson joined with retired union members at the state capitol who were calling for the protection and expansion of Social Security.

Unions were California’s election game-changer

California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.

DREAM Act hunger strike in 15th day

SAN ANTONIO - Thirteen students carrying out a hunger strike here have reached their 15th day, pushing for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.

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Jobless cry: "Save our holiday, extend UI benefits!"

Angry but undaunted, the labor movement called for  the “lame duck” Conngress to approve an extension of unemployment benefits before they adjourn for the holidays in December.

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TSA airport checks: making sense of the furor

Civil liberties advocates, libertarians and some passengers are protesting new airport security screening procedures, while some are skeptical about the furor.

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Republican stalling on START is recipe for gridlock

If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.

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Dr. Margaret Burroughs, 1917-2010: What will your legacy be?

A founder of one of the oldest African American history museums in the country has died.

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Republicans have a money problem

In the 2010 mid-term elections, there was no mandate.

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Hundreds remember ReeAnne Halonen, 1943-2010

ReeAnne Halonen got her last wish. A Dixieland band on Nov. 14 led family and friends with trumpet and trombone blaring in a funeral procession up the street to a park two blocks from her home.

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