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Netroots Nation 13 stresses building lasting leadership

The importance of helping people find their way to help themselves and create organizations in their own communities was the main theme.

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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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Supreme Court rules same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

In a historic ruling for gay rights, the Supreme Court today struck down DOMA, a 1996 law blocking federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

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Supreme Court limits sexual harassment lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that only supervisors with direct power over a worker's future can be sued for racial or sexual harassment on the job.

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U.S. Supreme Court sends affirmative action case back to lower court

Fisher v. the University of Texas was a challenge to that school's affirmative action policy by Abigail Fisher, whose application for admission was turned down.

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Obamacare is already lowering costs

The president's signature health care law has already had a remarkable impact on health care costs.

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Snooping and spying for profit

Protecting privacy in a dangerous world will never be easy. But we'll never have even a shot at protecting it until we take the profit out of violating it.

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Govs. Christie and Walker “give the finger” to voters

Self-serving hypocrisy has blown up for two Republicans who are both maneuvering to be considered for the GOP nomination for president in 2016.

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Events around U.S. mark 32nd anniversary of Oscar Lopez Rivera

Supporters of Puerto Rican independentist Oscar Lopez Rivera marked the 32nd anniversary of his imprisonment.

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“Jackson, hell yes:” Chokwe Lumumba elected mayor

The right wing's Southern strategy can only be defeated by a progressive Southern strategy.

 

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