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Kucinich falls to right-wing gerrymandering

The defeat of eight-term Congressman Dennis Kucinich in last week's Democratic primary was a huge disappointment to the voters of Cuyahoga County.

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Environmental groups unite to stop Keystone XL

Aactivist group 350 called on everyone to send half a million messages to the Senate by the end of the day demanding "back the President and make sure this pipeline doesn't get built."

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Congresswomen defend birth control for all

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and three other congresswomen attended a special news conference, reacting to Republican Speaker John Boehner's harsh attack on the Obama administration's birth control policy.

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Jobless benefits and payroll tax cut in danger, SEIU warns

Republican lawmakers are plotting to allow extra federal jobless benefits and the "temporary" payroll tax cut for 160 million workers to lapse.

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GOP forces anti-labor provisions into transport bills

Unions are mobilizing this week to fight anti-labor provisions the Republicans have inserted into major transportation bills.

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Progressive SuperPAC targets Tea Party Republicans

The SuperPAC, a form of political committee that has served the political interests of the wealthy, is being turned on its head by the CREDO SuperPAC.

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Immigration rights activists applaud hardship waiver proposal

This past Friday, the Obama administration announced rule changes in immigration policy that would allow undocumented immigrants to seek a hardship waiver while staying in the United States.

GOP caves, Congress passes jobless benefits extension

Congress finally passed a two-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits and a Social Security payroll tax cut for workers.

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Unions urge House GOP to stop holding workers and the jobless hostage

The AFL-CIO is urging everyone to call House Speaker John Boehner at 202-225-0600, telling him to stop playing politics with the lives of working families.

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GOP killing payroll tax compromise and jobless benefits

A temporary payroll tax cut compromise and extension of unemployment benefits passed by a wide margin in the Senate, but now it is expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House Monday night.

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