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White House makes final push for DREAM Act

The Obama administration stepped up its campaign to overcome a possible Republican filibuster of the DREAM Act.


Tax cut deal: “A tremendous sacrifice” says Solis

"Right now we've made a tremendous sacrifice," Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said. "There's no pleasure in us giving the high income tax bracket these cuts."

Unions were California’s election game-changer

California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.


Republican stalling on START is recipe for gridlock

If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.


No more filibuster

The U.S. Senate should revise its rules on filibusters and consent for judicial nominations in order to stop the growing trend of gridlock and indecision


Immigration reform possible in lame duck session?

"No action is a vote for the way things are," said Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. "No action is abdication of federal responsibility."


The thumbs up win in Washington State

SEQUIM, Wash. - The highest profile election victory here Nov. 2 was the reelection of Sen. Patty Murray. She defeated Republican Dino Rossi by more than 100,000 votes.

Why Alaska Native Democrats voted for Murkowski

This election made Alaska a unique case: voting Republican was a needed sacrifice to keep the far-right wing out of office.


Money kills democracy in Texas

Every statewide race in Texas was awash with big money.


Tax cuts for the rich? Fight in Congress begins

On Saturday President Obama repeated his  position that tax cuts for the middle class should be continued and tax cuts for the rich should be ended, but one Democrat is already caving in to Republicans.

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