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GOP vacations as nation teeters on the brink of “cliff”

President Obama flew back into the nation's capital today reportedly with a new offer to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1.

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Obama tries again on fiscal cliff

President Obama is still trying to negotiate an arrangement with Congress to head off or to postpone tax increases on working people and the massive cuts scheduled to begin after Jan. 1.

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Orlando residents demonstrate against tax cuts for rich

Progressive forces in the Orlando area held multiple actions on Dec. 10 around higher taxes for the rich and pending cuts in social benefits.

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Connecticut rallies issue call to tax the rich; no cuts to Social Security

Connecticut union, retiree, community and clergy groups sent a clear message to Congress and the president  in two candlelight vigils.

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Raising Medicare age would hurt seniors and the economy

The Republican plan to raise the eligibility age of Medicare would raise health care costs for seniors, hurt the economy, and put pressure on older Americans.

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$27 million granted to hire New York's unemployed for Sandy relief

There were protests to demand power be restored and for more help with the clean up. This situation to too big and too costly for private, profit-making companies to handle.

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Outsourced Bain workers describe life in Romney’s America

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is utterly disconnected from workers in America.

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The "47 Percent" welcomes Romney

Eighty demonstrators gathered outside the Hilton Anatole luxury hotel to clarify understanding of the true program of Mitt Romney.

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EPI: Income recovery from great recession may take until 2020

The drop in workers' income, piled on a prior decline, was so deep that it may take until 2020 before workers' incomes match their peak set in 2000.

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Ohio labor rallies for Obama

At the Ohio State AFL-CIO Convention delegates heard a continuous cascade of powerful appeals to fully mobilize labor behind the President in the all-important November election.

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