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Sovereign Citizens hate group on the rise

Right-wing extremism is gaining new momentum, according to a Southern Poverty Law Center report released today on the Sovereign Citizens movement.


Injured troops receive a treat, so does the president

U.S. troops injured in the line of duty, often called "wounded warriors," along with participants in the White House mentoring program got to see what many people dream of, watching NBA's superstars do what they do best.


For-profit colleges encourage fraud, government report finds

Overpriced, default, fraud. Sounds like a typical day on Wall Street, right? According to a Government Accountability Office report released last week, these signal a growing trend in the sales and marketing practices of private, for-profit universities.


Kucinich bill aims to stop assassinations of U.S. citizens

 U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, introduced a bill last week that would prohibit U.S. forces from targeting and carrying out extrajudicial killings of U.S. citizens.


Health reform to close Medicare "donut hole"

More than 750,000 Medicare beneficiaries have so far received relief from the so-called prescription drug donut hole as a result of President Obama's health reform law.


Hiroshima Day vigil calls for nuclear abolition

Marking the 65th year since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, vigils were held on the New Haven Green at time the bombs were dropped on August 6 and 9.


Civil rights groups hit Race to the Top

The National Urban League and five other civil rights organizations, in a in a hard-hitting report, have criticized President Obama's Race to the Top education reform program.

Netroots Nation 2010: Continuing to fight for change

Thousands of progressive bloggers and social media activists met at the annual Netroots Nation gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada July 22-25 and left determined not to allow the gains of 2008 to be lost in this year's elections.


Obama draws line in the sand on Bush tax cuts for the rich

President Obama vowed at a closed-door White House meeting with Congressional leaders yesterday, July 27, that Democrats will end the Bush tax cuts for the rich and continue the middle class tax cuts they enacted last year.


NAACP, tea party, Shirley Sherrod and racism

Tea party supporters can deny all they want that their "movement" is rife with racism. The American people aren't buying it.

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