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New Yorkers protest Bloomberg's budget cuts

Public budget hearings gave City Council members and citizens an opportunity to push back against Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Muted rebellion against Blue Dogs at W.Va. Dem convention

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, W.Va. Secretary of State Natalie Tenant and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin refused to budge from their association with Republican austerity politics.

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What's new about the Texas Democrats?

Today, it is said the Democratic Party is the major hope for Americans hoping to get jobs and keep or extend life-saving benefits such as health care and Social Security.

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Wisconsin workers end Walker control of Senate

Although he held onto his seat, Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker lost control of the state Senate.

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Texas primary election teaches lessons

Tthe Republican-dominated Statehouse redistricted Texas so that, in spite of a gigantic population gain by Democratic-leaning Latinos, Republicans could be sure of taking three of the new congressional seats.

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Massachusetts: job creation up, unemployment down

Perhaps the nation's most Democratic and liberal state, Massachusetts has experienced months of declining unemployment rates.

Wisconsin primary: Step 1 in a post-Walker recovery

So much for the Republican and establishment media effort to concoct a fight.

Eighteenth Democratic lawmaker quits ALEC

"The dominoes continue to fall," said James Ploeser, Pennsylvania's state organizing director for the Progressive Change Committee.

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Seniors rally for fairness and dignity

"The fight for Social Security and Medicare is part of a larger fight for justice and fairness."

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Top Dem says control of House a tossup in 2012

"My job is to elect 25 Democrats so we can stop these union-bashing, Medicare-privatizing, Social Security-destroying House Republicans,"  said Rep. Steve Israel.

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