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Critics: Mandatory E-Verify comes at a serious price

The GOP in Congress is pushing new laws that would force employers to check the immigration status of new hires.

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Democrats score first big victory since 2010 defeats

The election shows that "Republicans and independent voters, along with Democrats, will reject extreme policies like ending Medicare."

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Putting high-speed rail back on track

President Obama announced recently that $8 billion in Recovery Act grants are going to the development of America's first nationwide high-speed intercity rail service program.

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Michigan’s 2012 battleground wars have begun

The goal for the next few months should be to rebuild the coalition of communities and movements that brought Barack Obama to the White House in 2008.

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Republican filibuster blocks Obama nominee Liu

A longstanding struggle over confirmation of Goodwin Liu, nominated as an appellate court judge by President Obama, suffered a Republican filibuster.

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Republicans ignore call to end Big Oil's tax breaks

Senate Republicans began a filibuster yesterday to block the stripping of tax subsidies to oil companies.

Oil CEOs to Congress: Don't blame us!

As public anger over high fuel prices and record oil company profits erupted across the nation, the major oil giants told lawmakers here that it's all beyond their control.

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The return of the DREAM Act

Democrats in Washington announced the re-introduction of the DREAM Act, a bill that would grant legal status to children of undocumented immigrants if they attend college for two years or join the military.

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Wisconsin Republicans fast-track right-wing bills as elections loom

Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker and Republican attempts to shred union and democratic rights in Wisconsin have filed enough signatures to hold recall elections for six Republican state senators.

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Obama puts immigration reform back on table

El Paso Mayor John Cook praised the president's speech as "right on," and added that a comprehensive approach beyond just enforcement makes most sense.

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