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Power surge: Record number of Latinos voted in 2010

A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center reported that a million more Latinos voted in 2010 than did so in the 2006 midterm election.

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Raise fuel efficiency to 60 miles per gallon, coalition says

The coalition of almost three dozen local and national environmental groups is calling for a fuel economy standard of 60 miles per gallon by 2025.

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Labor leaders call Democrats' jobs plan a "start"

The jobs plan unveiled yesterday by congressional Democrats is a step in the right direction, unions say.

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If Kasich gets his way, who will want to be a teacher?

Hundreds of teachers rallied here April 14 to protest Republican Gov. John Kasich's drive to bust unions and slash funds for public schools.

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Obama calls for tax hike for the rich

President Barack Obama laid out a "framework" that he said can reduce the federal budget deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without slashing social services.

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Congressional Progressive Caucus launches "People's Budget"

Reacting to the House Republicans' slash-and-burn 2012 budget proposals, progressives put forward a proposal that reflects "the values and priorities of working families in this country."

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In a government shutdown, who is “essential”?

With a federal government shutdown looming, Elaine Mitchell is wondering if she's "essential" and if she'll get paid, or when.

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“Fired up” Obama begins 2012 campaign

President Barack Obama formally announced his reelection bid Monday, April 4, and followed that up with his first stump speeches of the season.

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California Senate approves “card check” bill on Cesar Chavez’ birthday

The California State Senate honored the legendary labor leader by approving legislation for farm workers seeking union representation.

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Obama outlines plan to reduce U.S. oil use

The U.S. can neither depend on foreign sources of oil nor will it ever produce enough on its own to cover its needs, Obama said.

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