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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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Chained CPI equals benefit cuts for retirees, veterans

The billionaire-funded campaign against Social Security has gone into high gear, and it's called chained CPI.

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Workers coast-to-coast demand rollback of "sequester" cuts

At least 160 cities and towns across the country saw mass demonstrations yesterday against the "sequester" - the $85 billion in budget cuts over the next six months that Congress, through its inaction, has allowed to happen.

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"Unsung heroes" fight for New York library funding

Library workers announced the launch of a new campaign to secure regular funding for the New York City's world-class libraries.

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Emergency manager not necessary, Detroit officials argue

David Whitaker, Detroit City Council's research and analysis director, said an Emergency Manager is "beyond anti-democratic."

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Demonstrators tell Wall Street: Pay your taxes

"The one percent is getting wealthier; the 99 is not. We need jobs, not cuts to social services and Medicare."

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Obama expected to oppose forced cuts in State of Union

President Obama is expected to make a case against the budget-slashing sequester scheduled for March 1.

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Study: Head Start specially helps foster kids

Head Start is threatened by huge budget cuts.

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Missourians say "No cuts to Medicare, Social Security"

"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Broadnax told labor and community allies here as they held a press conference out-side of the Delmar-Loop Social Security office.

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Campaign to save Social Security, Medicare from budget-cutters

Diane Fleming first encountered Social Security when she was three years old. Now she's 70, and one of hundreds of people descending on Congress.

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