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Golden State hanging on by its fingernails

California’s budget may be about to stagger over the finish line, nearly 100 days late - but it won't be pretty.


Manchin vs. Raese in West Virginia - better swallow the toad

Manchin's opponent, John Raese, a multi-millionaire (by inheritance), is an extremist Republican who would like to throw everything back to before child labor laws.


Steelworkers president talks up green jobs

"The same people who say you can't have good wages and good pensions say you can't have good jobs and a clean environment," Steelworkers leader Leo Gerard said.


This is our moment to vote say Latino leaders

Will Latino voters, the fastest-growing segment of the electorate, make a difference come Nov. 2, despite predictions of general low turnout?


Possible foreclosure fraud prompts investigation by feds

Attorney General Eric Holder  announced a federal investigation into possible fraud by big banks foreclosing on homeowners.


Economists predict stormy weather ahead

In a live webcast conference yesterday, top left-to-moderate economists painted a grim picture, especially with the current Republican-induced paralysis in Congress.


Legalizing civil unions nears in Illinois

For decades gay and lesbian rights activists here and throughout Illinois fought to end discrimination against people in housing and employment based on their sexual orientation.


Poll: candidates backing health care likely victors in November

Fifty-four percent of voters say they would be more likely to back a candidate who supported health care reform. That number includes 51 percent of independents and 70 percent of Democratic voters.


Labor leads campaign for moratorium on foreclosures

Calls for a nationwide moratorium on foreclosures come after several large banks revealed widespread irregularities in procedures for home repossessions.

GOP candidates target minimum wage

A look at races across the country shows that many Republicans are attacking a concept Americans have long held sacred - the federal minimum wage.

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