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White House to fight attempts to weaken finance reform

Deputy Treasury Secretary Neil Wolin declared yesterday that "the administration will oppose efforts to provide exemptions for certain kinds of lenders."


Peace activists say Obama’s nuclear policy a good start

President Obama introduced a new nuclear weapons policy Tuesday with the aim of reducing nuclear weapons and a promise that America would no longer build them.


Militia arrests signal return of armed “patriot” groups

FBI raids on suspected militia members over the weekend jolted a public already concerned about far-right violence that surfaced during the health care reform fight.


March For America to Congress: get moving on immigration reform

WASHINGTON -- On the first really warm day here in Washington D.C., March 21, after a winter of record-breaking cold and snow, the National Mall saw the largest immigrant rights demonstration since the mega marches of 2006.


Student loan victory

Young people and their parents had two reasons to celebrate yesterday's passage of the sweeping health care reform bill.


Community clinics rally for health care reform

As the health care reform debate came down to the wire this week, supporters of community health clinics rallied March 17 in California.

Criminal justice reform takes step forward

Small, but significant, victories are being made to reduce inequalities in criminal justice system.

Obama in Strongsville: It takes courage

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Speaking to a boisterous crowd of 800 in suburban Cleveland here, President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal for health care reform.


Immigration moves higher on White House agenda

Immigrant rights activists, labor and faith-based leaders met with President Obama and White House advisers March 11 to discuss moving forward on immigration reform legislation.


Health care reform goes down to the wire

President Obama has to overcome public fatigue and disillusionment, plus hostile opposition from Big Insurance and far-right ideologues, in order to rally enough "yes" votes in the House of Representatives for his health care reform plan.

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