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Government shutdown: Monumental idiocy

"Punishing federal workers and taxpayers to prove a point is a temper tantrum worthy of a four-year old, not a policy choice of a responsible political party."

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The annual budget kabuki is not kabuki this year

For the past several years the winter months in Washington have been consumed in political showdowns over the federal budget.

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Latino voters' relevance in mid-term elections examined

"Where do these Latinos stand on immigration reform? How do they feel on the debate over it so far? We decided to explore their views."

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Mixed verdict, mixed response in Bradley Manning case

It is now up to a military judge to determine if Bradley Manning will spend the rest of his life in prison even after being acquitted of the most serious charge against him.

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The root causes of undocumented immigration

The right has portrayed undocumented immigration as an "invasion" of revolutionaries and criminals, orchestrated by the Mexican government; this is nonsense.

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Moral Mondays and misestimated mandates

If you haven't heard about them already, "Moral Mondays" is the name given to a new protest movement in North Carolina.

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Immigration reform threatened in the House

This week, immigration reform advocates face some of their biggest hurdles ever.

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Stop and Frisk: What Mayor Bloomberg really thinks

Mayor Bloomberg tried to defend his position supporting the NYPD's massive stop-and-frisk program directed against minority youth.

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Immigration bill, despite flaws, needs united push for House passage

It would still represent a major victory for immigrants, labor and the working class. It would grant legal status to most undocumented, including some who have already been ordered to depart.

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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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