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GOP vacations as nation teeters on the brink of “cliff”

President Obama flew back into the nation's capital today reportedly with a new offer to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1.

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NY Republicans grab power in state Senate

As a result of November's electoral victories the New York State Assembly remained in Democratic hands, while also winning the formerly Republican-controlled state Senate.

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Orlando residents demonstrate against tax cuts for rich

Progressive forces in the Orlando area held multiple actions on Dec. 10 around higher taxes for the rich and pending cuts in social benefits.

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GOP senators stop treaty on disabled rights

The U.S. Senate could not reach the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Connecticut rallies issue call to tax the rich; no cuts to Social Security

Connecticut union, retiree, community and clergy groups sent a clear message to Congress and the president  in two candlelight vigils.

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Michigan Republicans make ruthless power grab

By taking their first votes to pass anti-worker "right-to-work" legistlation, Michigan's Republican Party and Gov. Rick Snyder have resorted to open class warfare.

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Post-election, secretive Republican front group exposed

Shrouded in secrecy, hundreds of right-wing Republican state lawmakers joined powerful corporate executives and lobbyists in Washington D.C yesterday.

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New House committee chairs reflect GOP’s concept of diversity

 Boehner demonstrated the difficulty his party has with the concept of diversity yesterday.

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Election Day in California: a bad day for Republicans

Nov. 6 was a very bad day to be a Republican in California.

Elections in the new Virginia

On November 6, voters in the key battleground state of Virginia formed extremely long lines and in some cases waited for hours to vote.

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