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What’s the matter with white people?

Building on its stereotype of African-Americans from 30 years ago, the Republican Party has made "cops, firefighters, nurses and teachers into its new 'welfare queens.'"

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AFL-CIO President Trumka to speak at Dem convention

Trumka "will stress the importance of electing leaders like President Barack Obama who will stand with working people in creating an economy that works for all."

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NEA meets; Biden blasts GOP as anti-public education

Republicans - presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney included - have become anti-public education, Democratic Vice President Joseph Biden says.

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Michigan 'protect our jobs' petition passes signature threshold

Michigan's Protect Our Jobs coalition has gathered more than double the amount of signatures necessary to put a proposed state constitutional amendment enshrining union rights on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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Families to Bloomberg: don't cut our kids

Under the banner "A Better New York for All," City Councilor Jackson set the tone for the day: "Youth services is our number one priority. We are going to fight tooth and nail until the cuts are restored."

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AFGE: new poultry inspection rules endanger public's health

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents all federal poultry inspectors, is telling the Obama administration to reject planned new poultry inspection rules.

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Labor help critical to defeat Walker, "fix Wisconsin"

Wisconsin has been torn apart by Walker's ideological civil war and his divide-and-conquer assault on our values and our workers. We cannot fix Wisconsin and move forward as long as Walker remains governor.

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In California, double the cuts, double the misery

More misery loomed for Californians May 14 as Governor Jerry Brown delivered a revised 2012-13 budget projection doubling the already-deep cuts he called for in January.

Poll: Arizonans oppose right-wing agenda

Arizonans, including self-identified Republicans, overwhelmingly oppose the extreme legislative agenda being pushed by lawmakers at the Statehouse.

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Wisconsin board certifies recall signatures

"Today is another historic day in democracy for the state of Wisconsin," said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.

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