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Deficit commission slammed as ‘reckless’ attack on Social Security, Medicare

The "deficit commission" would "undemocratically subvert the normal legislative process and recklessly target Social Security and Medicare," a Campaign for America's Future leader warned.

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In 2010, ‘What would Dr. King do?’

King's message in 2010 was the theme as a standing-room-only crowd braved a squalling rainstorm Jan. 18 to pack the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's great hall.

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In Illinois, high-speed rail seen as economic engine

CHICAGO, Ill. - In an effort to boost local and statewide economic development Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said they are committed to improving passenger and freight rail operations in Illinois. Their initiatives include high-speed rail and making Illinois an inland port and transportation hub for the Midwest.

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Chicago rally calls for full citizenship, equality and jobs

Religious, civil rights, and labor leaders and activists packed an historic African American church here to rally for immigration reform and jobs for all.

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Clean energy manufacturing wins federal boost

President Obama announced funding for tax credits to promote new job growth in the clean energy manufacturing sector.

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Detroit book forum calls for new economy

Jim Wallis, founding editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine, a Christian social justice publication, calls for new values and new economy.

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Even the Washington Post agrees: It was a ‘Decade of Disaster!’

It took the Washington Post until almost a year after he left office to do it, but on its front page Jan. 2 the paper, which normally emphasizes happy economic news, printed a report that described the Bush years as the worst decade for the U.S. economy in modern times.

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60 organizations demand gov’t create millions of jobs

A coalition of 60 labor, civil rights and community organizations launched a campaign Dec. 16 to pressure Congress to "put America back to work" by passing legislation that creates millions of living-wage jobs.

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Black lawmakers shake up finance panel vote

In a dramatic display of political independence, 10 members of the Congressional Black Caucus boycotted a House Financial Services Committee vote on regulatory reform on Wednesday.

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One million new jobs possible, says economic study

Over one million new public service jobs could be created at a cost of $40 billion according to the Economic Policy Institute in a report released on Monday.

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