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Senate filibuster deal a capitulation, says Common Cause

Today's announced "compromise" on Senate filibuster reform is in fact a capitulation by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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Today in Labor History: Paul Robeson dies

On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.

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GOP, despite debt ceiling deal, avoids real issues

House Republicans have not changed their ransom demands. They've simply chosen a different hostage. For now.

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Obama charts progressive course for America

Looking out at a sea of humanity, Obama delivered what is widely being described as a progressive call to action based on the theme that the nation is stronger when people act together.

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Senate inundated with demands to end “silent” filibuster

Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.

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Move to expand Medicaid in Missouri

"We have an opportunity to expand Medicaid here in Missouri. We have an opportunity to give security to over 250,000 people who currently do not have health care."

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March on Washington for Gun Control set for Jan. 26

Marchers will gather at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Reflecting Pool on 3rd St. NW.

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Public option for health care back on the table

A group of Democratic lawmakers moved quickly yesterday and filed a bill that would give the people of the nation the right to choose a publicly run health insurance plan.

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Obama goes head-to-head with gun lobby

President Obama called on the American public to demand measures to curb gun violence.

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Under pressure GOP dumps “poison pills” from Sandy aid

The Republican-run House Rules Committee decided not to invite more confrontations over GOP reluctance to aid the millions of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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