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White House steps up campaign to "cut government waste"

President Obama signed an Executive Order initiating the Campaign to Cut Waste, ordering each department and agency to report regularly to Vice President Biden who will head a new task force on government accountability.

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Republicans reject climate change

Earlier this month, House Republicans rejected three amendments stating that global warming is real, poses a threat and is caused by humans.

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Aid to workers hurt by outsourcing to end

The federal program that has helped hundreds of thousands of workers get back on their feet after their jobs went overseas could soon disappear due to an error by Congress.

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J .P. Morgan Chase forecloses on active duty troops

The banking industry showed its callous disregard for working families when J.P. Morgan Chase foreclosed on and overcharged thousands of troops on active duty.

Fight over Social Security is on

The 112th Congress is barely under way and a fight has already broken out - on partisan lines, of course - over Social Security and Medicare.

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Health reform backers gaining support

As Republicans attempt to repeal healthcare reform, Democats are turning the debate into a campaign to explain the law to more Americans.

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This is a heat wave, at least in the long term

Unfortunately, the Republican Party, especially its Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin / tea party section, either doesn't believe or refuses to believe the truth about climate change.

Coalition urges filibuster reforms in new Senate session

 A coalition of progressive organizations, Fix the Senate Now, is calling for filibuster reform.

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Lawmakers: Time has come to end "Don't ask, don't tell"

Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., say they plan to introduce a standalone bill in the House this week to reverse the controversial policy that bans openly gay service members.

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DREAM Act passes House, faces hurdles in Senate

The U.S. Senate voted to table its version of the DREAM Act Dec. 9, in order to consider the version passed by the House the day before. Supporters say the House vote was historic and a longtime coming because this is the first time the decade-old measure has ever passed in either chamber.

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