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Colorado fires blaze on as workers rush to fight them

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service an out of money to pay for firefighting equipment this year, after Congress only provided half of the total sum of money it has cost to fight wildfires so far.

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Food stamps on the chopping block

On Monday evening, the Senate voted to cut roughly $4 billion from SNAP, more commonly known by its former name, food stamps.

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Ohio seniors blast Social Security cuts

The resolution opposing any cuts to Social Security also stated that the cap on Social Security taxes, now at $113,000, should be eliminated, so that the wealthy pay their fair share.

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Chained CPI equals benefit cuts for retirees, veterans

The billionaire-funded campaign against Social Security has gone into high gear, and it's called chained CPI.

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Workers coast-to-coast demand rollback of "sequester" cuts

At least 160 cities and towns across the country saw mass demonstrations yesterday against the "sequester" - the $85 billion in budget cuts over the next six months that Congress, through its inaction, has allowed to happen.

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"Unsung heroes" fight for New York library funding

Library workers announced the launch of a new campaign to secure regular funding for the New York City's world-class libraries.

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Emergency manager not necessary, Detroit officials argue

David Whitaker, Detroit City Council's research and analysis director, said an Emergency Manager is "beyond anti-democratic."

The Congressional crisis calendar countdown

For two years, we have had continual crises with debt ceilings, budget resolutions, and really big scary numbers.

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Demonstrators tell Wall Street: Pay your taxes

"The one percent is getting wealthier; the 99 is not. We need jobs, not cuts to social services and Medicare."

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Obama expected to oppose forced cuts in State of Union

President Obama is expected to make a case against the budget-slashing sequester scheduled for March 1.

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