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Calif. family to Fannie Mae: Don’t take away our American dream

The Coronels are taking a stand to end Fannie Mae's policy of punishing homeowners who were impacted by the housing crisis that Fannie Mae helped create.

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“Another gift to the 1 percent:” Testimony Tuesday slams Ohio tax shift

A crowd led by Ohio state Rep. Nina Turner slammed GOP Gov. John Kasich's latest tax cut proposal as "just another gift to who least need it, Ohio's wealthiest top one percent."

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Top 4 radical conclusions from Piketty’s “Capital In The 21st Century”

 Nearly every economist of any reputation must now deal with the stunning evidence behind the inequality trends Piketty illuminates.

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House GOP rams through latest devastating Ryan budget

The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.

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Today in eco-history: The worst storm of the Dust Bowl

On April 14, 1935, The "Black Sunday Storm," one of the worst dust storms in U.S. history, caused immense economic and agricultural damage

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Immigration activists arrested at civil rights meet

The protest, organized by United We Dream, was to "protect Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of civil rights for all, including the immigrant community."

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Minimum wage hike drive moves into high gear

The labor-backed campaign to raise the minimum wage resumed as the "Raise The Wage" bus headed for more states, while Maryland became the second state to enact a multi-year hike of the wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Many “Obamacare” critics accepted its subsidies

Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from "Obamacare" even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law.

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Key lawmaker warns highway-mass transit money is running out

Money to repair the nation's crumbling roads and rehab its creaky mass transit lines will run out by July, a key lawmaker on budget issues warns.

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Senate Republicans block equal pay bill

GOP senators today killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a mini-version of which President Obama ordered into existence yesterday for employees of federal contractors. 

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