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Some extraordinarily special Olympics days in Los Angeles

The 6,500 athletes are accompanied by their 2,000 coaches, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators in attendance.


Today in history: Hooray for Medicare on its first 50 years!

Happy birthday, Medicare! Celebrations are occurring all over the country.


San Diego gathering features the worst of American politics

Most of what's wrong with American politics today is on display from now through the weekend in a downtown hotel in San Diego.


Black Lives Matter disrupts Netroots presidential forum

"Welcome to Arizona where a black trans-woman cannot walk down the street; where Martin Luther King Day was repealed by a Republican governor."


Sorry is not enough

It's not "normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things."


Phoenix Rising: Netroots draws attention to Arizona immigration struggle

Netroots Nation, the gathering of progressive activists and bloggers, is heading into its 10th year in Phoenix this week.


Bernie Sanders draws 11,000 in red state Arizona

Arizona, a traditionally deep red state, has not seen the last of Bernie Sanders.


Marchers in Phoenix demand an “Arpaio-free” Arizona

"We won't have justice in Maricopa County until Federal immigration agents get out of the county jail and stop relying on prejudiced policies."


President Obama, at federal prison, calls for new approach to crime

The president said there must be a distinction between young people "doing stupid things" and violent criminals.


AFL-CIO statement on Scott Walker announcement

Trumka released a statement in response to Gov. Walker's upcoming announcement that he is running for president of the U.S.

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