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A new low, even for California Republicans

Two Republican votes are needed in each legislative house, and GOP leaders have announced that any Republican who votes for more taxes will be considered a traitor.

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The bad and the ugly in Utah’s immigration alternative

Utah's new immigration laws have drawn criticism from both sides of the debate, but some say they are a step forward.

GOP’s vote to cut NPR funds seen as attack on public media

The House voted today to bar federal funding of National Public Raido and ban stations from using federal money to pay their NPR dues.

Richard Trumka, 10,000 union members flood Maryland State Capitol

More than 10,000 union members and supporters swarmed the State Capitol in here to protest proposed changes to teacher's pensions and to respond to the recent assault on unions in Wisconsin.

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Showdown in nation’s capital between “two budgets, two visions”

The Republican plan sets a dangerous precedent by rejecting revenue increases while proposing the largest single-year cuts in history.

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Latinos condemn Wisconsin anti-worker bill

Twenty leading national Latino organizations have come together to oppose growing attacks against the rights of workers in Wisconsin and other states.

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Illinois abolishes the death penalty

"With our broken system, we cannot ensure justice is achieved in every case," Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said.

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Obama, most Americans, side with unions over right-wingers

Presidential and popular support for public workers was not the only bad polling news the right wing has to deal with today.

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GOP seeks immediate cut in Dept of Labor budget

House Republicans are seeking large cuts in domestic programs for the rest of this fiscal year - including 21 percent from the Labor Department - and they promise more to come next year.

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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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