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UN rep meets with tribes on abduction of Native children

UN Human Rights Officer Giorgia Passarelli recently met with tribal members, relatives of the children taken by the South Dakota Department of Social Services.

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Prosecuting JPMorgan Chase a good start, but…

There's a long way to go. And, unfortunately, the politicians who enabled the corporate criminals on Wall Street seem to be beyond the law's reach.

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New push underway for immigration reform legislation

President Obama, the Democratic leadership, and the immigrant rights movement are planning a new push for immigration reform legislation in Congress.

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Virginia's tea party could be over Nov. 5

If the polls are to be believed, tea party-backed candidates could well go down to defeat all over Virginia on November 5.

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Cory Booker elected New Jersey’s first African-American U.S. senator

Democrat Cory Booker defeated his tea party opponent Steve Lonegan and made history last night by becoming the state's first African American U.S. senator.

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Plutocratic push at the Supreme Court

Watergate? If the Supreme Court ends all limits on what our super rich can throw into election campaigns, U.S. politics faces dangers more troubling than anything Richard Nixon ever created.

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Shutdown deal: The cloud around the silver lining

The agreement to end the shutdown and suspend the debt ceiling is a political victory for President Obama and a defeat for the tea party.

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Lawmakers scramble on government shutdown and debt ceiling deal

The solution, in any case, is only temporary with another showdown or shutdown possible again early next year.

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Dog poop and hipsters rated higher than GOP-run House

Voters surveyed also put hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, and zombies on the list of things they liked better than Congress.

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Immigration advocates lobby Congress, despite shutdown

Undeterred by the government shutdown, immigration reform activists took to Capitol Hill today, telling lawmakers to get to the business of the people.

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