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GOP makes new round of shutdown threats

The administration wants passage of a short-term budget measure to allow for more time for negotiations on the budget bill and the payroll tax cut for workers.

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Black public workers first laid off by job cuts

African Americans are experiencing the sharpest edge of layoffs of government and other public workers across the country

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Congress super committee yields no deal

Republicans on the committee favor closing the deficits entirely by cutting spending, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

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Tennessee Gov. Haslam cuts budget short

Considering the many cuts found in the Governor's budget, some wonder why he continues to spend public funds by ordering the arrest of peaceful protesters at Occupy Nashville

Teach-in promotes labor-student unity

Thousands of students, labor leaders, and community activits tuned in to the AFL-CIO’s “America Wants to Work” National Teach-In last week.

700 at rural forum demand jobs, Social Security, Medicare for all

More than 700 people packed the auditorium of Sequim High School to applaud angry blasts at Wall Street greed.

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Post office of the future will be busier than ever!

It is time for us all to ask the billion-dollar question: What is the role of the United States Postal Service in the 21st century?

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Hurricane forecast moves closer to home for millions

Republican Gov. Chris Christie, notorious for his insistence that the federal government stay out of New Jersey, is already demanding federal aid.

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Big Business hiding more of its money

The U.S. collects less in corporate taxes as a share of GDP than 24 out of 26 industrialized countries, ahead of only Chile and Mexico.

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Emergency manager cuts endanger Detroit schools

Ten thousand Detroit Public Schools teachers and support staff are quickly finding out how undemocratic Michigan's emergency manager law is.

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