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Michigan rally slams Republicans' "Education Inc." agenda

LANSING, Mich. - Pam Kirchens believes that a free quality public education is the cornerstone of a democratic society and that every child in Michigan deserves access to equal and excellent public education.

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Obamacare is already lowering costs

The president's signature health care law has already had a remarkable impact on health care costs.

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Boehner says he’ll block whatever Senate GOP can’t kill

Boehner's statement is important because it gives his 234-member caucus a virtual veto over what Congress does, regardless of the Senate.

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Bank of America lied to homeowners and rewarded foreclosures, former employees say

Bank of America employees regularly lied to homeowners, according to sworn statements by former bank employees.

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Snooping and spying for profit

Protecting privacy in a dangerous world will never be easy. But we'll never have even a shot at protecting it until we take the profit out of violating it.

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Immigration: The multiple dangers of the “SAFE” Act

The SAFE Act has harsh features including criminalizing, at the misdemeanor level, the mere act of being in the country without authorization.

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Govs. Christie and Walker “give the finger” to voters

Self-serving hypocrisy has blown up for two Republicans who are both maneuvering to be considered for the GOP nomination for president in 2016.

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End of slavery celebrated on June 19

Texans, and an increasing number of people across America, celebrate the end of slavery on June 19 because on that day in 1865 Gen. Gordon Granger announced that slavery was ended for good.

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GOP votes to prevent "dreamers" from getting a break

On June 13, the House of Representatives voted on a mostly partisan line to prevent the Obama administration from giving undocumented immigrants brought here as children a break.

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Colorado fires blaze on as workers rush to fight them

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service an out of money to pay for firefighting equipment this year, after Congress only provided half of the total sum of money it has cost to fight wildfires so far.

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