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Obama to break with tradition in final State of the Union

History may look back at Obama's last SOTU as one of his most important speeches. Whether that happens will depend not just on what he says.

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Sanders: Break up banks, tax speculation, start postal banking

Sanders last week repeated a pledge that he has made in speeches across the country; if elected, he said, he will break up the big banks.

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Bill to kill Obamacare goes to White House

In their latest show of contempt for the people of our nation, right wing Republicans have passed a bill to kill the Affordable Care Act.

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More Mosley than Hitler: Donald Trump and the fascism debate

With Donald Trump's new TV ad out this week, the "F" word - fascism - is once more being bandied about. 

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Bypassing GOP obstruction, Obama announces steps to curb gun violence (with video)

Obama said, "The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold America hostage."

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Trump trying to sell himself as America’s strongman protector

If you listened very closely to the Republican debate last night you could've picked up one or two nuggets that actually reflected reality, but that made the session all the more scary.

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Investing in tragedy: the political economy of mass shootings

There seems to be a mutually beneficial relationship that ties the gun industry, the gun lobby, and the GOP together.

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Chuy Garcia hits Chicago mayor on video scandal

"As more reporters do their homework about the circumstances surrounding the video, it looks like it was concealed because of its potential impact on, yes, Chicago politics."

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All GOP frontrunners whistling the same tune as Trump

It's not that they dislike Trump's tune. The right wing GOP honchos think it's just swell. But Trump is playing it too loud.

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Syrian refugees more welcome in Wisconsin than Walker?

Despite conservative cajoling, voters recognized that Scott Walker just wasn't presidential material.

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