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Amanda Simpson: trailblazer for equality

Many believe that Amanda Simpson, 48, one of the first openly transgender appointees to the federal government is simply a sign of the times.

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The year in headlines: High hopes at start, roadblocks at end

WASHINGTON (PAI) — It was a year that started with such high hopes for workers and their unions — and ended in roadblocks and looming disappointment.

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Health Care for America Now campaigns to finish reform right

Health Care for America Now has  launched an intensive campaign calling for public option and other measures in the final bill.

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Senate health care vote lays the groundwork

Health care reformers applauded the Senate's vote for a health care reform bill, calling it "groundwork" for expanding and improving the health care system in the weeks and months ahead.

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Miami lessons: civil rights, recounts and tea-bags

Before the civil rights movement burst onto the national scene, Bobbi Graff and people like her were leading struggles against lynching and police brutality and for desegregation.

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Senate to move forward on health reform debate

Debate on a new Senate health care bill released by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Nov. 18 is set to begin later this week.

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Study exposes anti-government trends, influence of Glenn Beck

Since the 2008 election of Barack Obama, the country's first African American president, a wave of anger, public incivility, rising conspiracy theories and a climate of fervor has swept the nation.

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Hunger in America

In a sure sign the recession is far from over the Department of Agriculture reported that close to 50 million people in the U.S. are going hungry.

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On Veterans Day, Obama champions America's vets

The Obama administration this week announced the creation of a new Veterans Employment Initiative.

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Bush administration federal rules bite the dust

Included in the new defense law signed by President Obama on Oct. 29 is a provision that ends, by 2012, the anti-labor "National Security Personnel System" started by President Bush.

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