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Community packs hearing on “LaSalle St” financial transaction tax

The LaSalle Street Tax (LST) campaign turned out in force with members of various unions packing the hearing in favor of HB106.

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Obama threatens defense bill veto over anti-LGBTQ, anti-worker provisions

The provisions, inserted in a huge DOD bill by House Republicans, are among the reasons the administration told Congress the president's  advisors "would recommend he veto the bill."

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Progressive budget for Illinois would make the super-rich pay

Two documents on budget priorities and governing presented in recent weeks stress helping everyday people instead of the rich.

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Thousands of Boston public school students walk out to protest budget cuts

Monday's walk out and protest was self-organized by students and received broad support from teachers, parents, and other allies.

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Tulsi Gabbard endorsement of Sanders spotlights foreign policy

Gabbard said she believes Sanders, who opposed the Iraq war, has better judgment than Clinton on issues of foreign policy and is more likely to prevent the spread of war.

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Illinois campuses erupt in protests over budget crisis

College campuses across the state are erupting with protests as Illinois enters its eighth month without a budget. 

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Blood money? U.S. is world's top arms dealer

The U.S. is the top arms peddler in the world, its weapons sales to other countries far surpassing others, the Congressional Research Service reported last month.

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Illinois residents suffering from Rauner’s budget standoff

The budget standoff between right-wing Gov. Rauner and the pro-worker Democratic-run state legislature continues with no sign of an end.

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EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.

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Walker offers rightwing policies tried and tested in his Wisconsin lab

Wisconsin stands as the actual laboratory of failure for Republican ideology and pain for the people.

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