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Reckless Republicans push closer to a government shutdown

The chances of avoiding a goverment shutdown in five days are becoming slimmer and slimmer, and the union AFGE is in full mobilization mode against it.

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House Republicans quit bipartisan immigration group

A blow was dealt against a possible bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives when two more Republican members withdrew. However, immigrant rights activists vow that they will not be deterred.

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Thousands shut down Chicago streets at ALEC meeting

The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.

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Documents expose new ALEC scheme to kill clean energy

"It is clear ALEC is working in secret to push state policies in an extreme right direction, but working families are standing up to this agenda."

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New Senate bill would virtually end USPS

WASHINGTON - Sen. Tom Carper has moved the United States Postal Service one big step closer to extinction this weekend by introducing his new Postal Reform Act (S. 1486).

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Florida’s Dream Defenders convene their own legislative session

The Dream Defenders, a multi-racial human rights organization of youth, began their takeover of the Florida Statehouse last week.

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Texas Senate enacts harsh new anti-abortion laws

The Texas Senate voted 19-11 for harsh anti-abortion measures that include a 20-week ban on abortions, with no exemptions for rape or incest.

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What next for immigration reform legislation?

What is clear is that the immigrant rights movement is facing the fight of its life.

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Immigration bill, despite flaws, needs united push for House passage

It would still represent a major victory for immigrants, labor and the working class. It would grant legal status to most undocumented, including some who have already been ordered to depart.

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GOP makes repressive amendment to immigration bill

The amendment would prevent any of the immigrants legalized under S 744 from achieving permanent legal status until certain requirements are met.

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