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Obama deficit control plan draws fire

President Obama's plan to announce a spending freeze for some domestic programs during his State of the Union address tomorrow is drawing fire.

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The Communist Party and the press: A glimpse at nine decades

Over 90 years, the Communist Party USA has been a pioneer in using reporting and media to get its message out and build mass movements.

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Obama calls for economic boost for working families

The Obama administration continued to address economic issues with the announcement of several new proposals, Jan. 25, designed to help ease financial anxieties.

U.S. Communists plan 29th convention, call to action

The Communist Party USA is making plans for its 29th National Convention to be held the weekend of May 21-23 at its national headquarters in New York City.

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Supreme Court goes for ‘One dollar, one vote’

The court's ruling allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts to support or oppose political candidates, leaving unions in the dust.

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Communist Party USA: 90 years of activism for socialism, democracy and peace

The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.

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Teacher leader calls for new evaluation system

The head of the American Federation of Teachers has called for revamping teacher evaluation, including defining teacher competence and providing mentoring and support.

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The year in headlines: High hopes at start, roadblocks at end

WASHINGTON (PAI) — It was a year that started with such high hopes for workers and their unions — and ended in roadblocks and looming disappointment.

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60 organizations demand gov’t create millions of jobs

A coalition of 60 labor, civil rights and community organizations launched a campaign Dec. 16 to pressure Congress to "put America back to work" by passing legislation that creates millions of living-wage jobs.

Gutierrez, Ortiz introduce progressive immigration reform bill

On Tuesday December 15, Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Solomon Ortiz, D-Tex., announced a new comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives.

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