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Millions face ruthless food stamps cuts

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress has begun negotiations on further cuts to the program.

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Private contractors rip off Medicaid

In yet another attempt to derail implementation of Obamacare, House Republicans questioned representatives of IT companies about the failure of healthcare.gov.

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No ordinary crisis: The shutdown and its aftermath

Defunding Obamacare by undemocratic means was to be the first trophy in a power play by a reactionary clique and their big-pocketed financial backers.

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Media aids Republican attack on Affordable Care Act

The media seems to be working overtime to spread mass confusion on the Affordable Care Act.

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Congress pressed to pass Wall Street “Robin Hood tax”

 "With the financial transaction tax we can raise the revenue we need and discourage excessive speculation on Wall Street."

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Texas forces Dem candidate for governor to file affidavit to vote

"Texas Governor Rick Perry's voter ID law is a blatant effort to defeat Wendy Davis by disenfranchising tens of thousands of women voters."

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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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