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Right wingers shift strategy: Government to stay open for now

Resolutions passed by large majorities in both houses guarantee that federal agencies will continue receiving their current levels of funding until December 11.

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Right-wing scheme to shut down government may flop

Although right-wing Republicans are still scheming to shut down the federal government, at the moment their efforts seem to be faltering.

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Today in history: Ethel Rosenberg born, commemoration in Los Angeles

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens executed at Sing Sing prison in Ossining, N.Y. on June 19, 1953.

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Pope to Congress: Politics cannot be a slave to finance

He is the first pope in history to address a joint session of Congress.

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GOP: No bootstraps for you, baby!

The whole motley GOP crew is determined to do whatever it takes to deny workers and their children economic mobility.

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Pope Francis at White House: Fight climate change, aid immigrants

Speaking from a White House porch to a huge, ecstatic, cheering crowd, Francis did not mince words in his rebuke of climate change deniers.

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Trump: Climate change is “not a big problem at all”

Trump declared, "I consider climate change to be not one of our big problems. I think it's the weather."

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Jeb's tax plan would still let hedge fund managers pig out

The American people are fed up with Wall Street and the right wing can't ignore it. 

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Poll shows abortion issue hurts GOP in swing states

The poll highlights a critical bloc of voters who strongly support abortion rights and reject the anti-choice positions of GOP presidential contenders.

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Iran deal safe for now, but could face uncertain future

Though sustaining the agreement is now certain, it could very well be that the opponents have bought ways to water it down. 

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