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Major jobs bill faces GOP filibuster vow

A day after Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., vowed to block all future jobs bills, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights called on members of Congress to co-sponsor the Local Jobs for America Act.

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Indianapolis pushes water privatization

Republican Mayor Greg Ballard wants to sell the city's publicly owned water and sewer utility to Citizens Gas, putting hundreds of union jobs at risk.

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News for the rich and famous

To balance out our working class bias, we checked Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and similar sources, and hereby offer some news of interest to the rich.

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Tired of bank greed, Missouri protesters say

ST. LOUIS - "We're tired of corporate America and the CEOs taking all our money," Ashli Bolden said as over 100 people protested inside the Bank of America tower on March 24.

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Banks should pay to repair their mess, rally demands

The rally's point was dramatized by a man wearing a tuxedo and a pig mask who made mock attempts to steal purses and pick the pockets of demonstrators.

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Rich get richer; Working families feeling the pinch

The rich are getting richer, and they are paying fewer taxes.

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Women leaders call for urgent action on Illinois budget crisis

More than 200 women leaders call for a "sensible" tax rate to overcome budget crisis of "epic proportions."

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Oakland residents demand action vs. banks

OAKLAND, Calif. - Fighting back tears, anger in his voice, Al Marshall recounted how his "kids were crying when the judgment came down" to abandon the home in which they were growing up.

In Show-Me State, calls to tax the rich, show us some jobs

"Government has a responsibility to assist people in these hard economic times," former autoworker Clem Smith told a crowd on the state Capitol steps.

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Poverty throughout Michigan at shocking levels

Even before the current crisis hit, one in five children in Michigan lived in poverty, and three rural counties had the highest rates.

 

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