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Factory-scale medical pot production set

OAKLAND, Calif. - With a City Council vote July 27, Oakland became the first U.S. city to authorize industrial-scale production of medical marijuana.

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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.

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Bush tax cuts for the rich puts GOP in hot seat

As the November elections get closer Republicans have another reason to worry.

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On this Rubin, Trumka agree: Restore the estate tax

Both capitalists and workers might agree on one thing: it's time to restore the estate tax.

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“Time to tax the rich!” Bill Gates and other patriots say

Patriot Marion Melissa Burns marched on July 4th with this message, ""Bill Gates Sr. is right! He and his son should pay higher taxes. Vote yes on I-1098 in November. Tax the rich."

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Why Exxon Mobil is more dangerous than BP

Exxon Mobil Corp. stands out among the nation's oil giants in one big way: it is spending millions of dollars to fund an enormous network of extreme right-wing groups.

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NY Progressive Caucus demands: Tax the rich

NEW YORK - As Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget axe chops at public workers and services, a large section of the City Council wants another solution: tax the rich.

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Marchers demand common sense taxes, not cuts

SAN FRANCISCO - Their chants - "Arnold, Arnold get a clue, better raise some revenue!" and "Tax the oil, tax the booze, save the services we all use!"- reverberated off buildings along Market St as hundreds of seniors, low-income parents, people with disabilities and their supporters marched through downtown June 3 on their way to a spirited Union Square rally.

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California ballot initiatives mostly an assault on democracy

Three of five propositions on the June 8 California primary ballot are an assault on the voting rights of the people, and on their pocketbooks.

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Texans demonstrate for jobs, immigrant rights

DALLAS -- Workers in front of Bank of America here in Dallas on Tax Day, April 15, demanded that banks help pay to create the 11 million jobs lost as a result of the economic crisis created by the nation's large financial institutions.

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