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Democratic Party platform backs workers' rights

The platform, up for adoption at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., so strongly backs workers' rights that it virtually endorses the Employee Free Choice Act,.


Labor against extending tax cuts for top earners

The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.


Shadowy Republican Super PAC to spend millions on GOTV

A well financed - and shadowy  - Republican Super PAC has arrived on the scene.


GOP stalls Violence Against Women Act renewal

Renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is tied up in Congress. The reason: Republicans.


Sandra Fluke campaigning hard for Obama

Sandra Fluke, who has become a national figure in the fight for women's reproductive rights, is campaigning hard now for the re-election of President Obama.


Texas elections hinge, so far, on big money

If one were to believe the commercial media coverage, it would hard to get around the conclusion that Texas voters are lazy, mean, and not very bright.


Unions applaud Senate vote for middle class tax cut

In a party-line vote of 51-48, the Senate yesterday passed a middle-class tax cut, keeping present tax reductions for individuals.


U.S. Senator: Right wing out to gut Constitution

The right wing of U.S. politics is not just attacking unions and workers' rights but the very foundation of our system of government, says Sen. Tom Harkin.


GOP shoots down another jobs bill

Once again, a planned Senate Republican filibuster brought down a jobs bill, the Bring Jobs Home Act.


Are Asian American voters being ignored?

A poll of Asian Americans revealed that neither Democrats nor Republicans are doing much to tap into one of the fastest growing populations.

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