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Undocumented drivers' cars seized at 'sobriety' checkpoints

Police operating motorist sobriety checkpoints in California are impounding cars of unlicensed drivers at a far higher rate than they're arresting drunks behind the wheel, says a new report.

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Action for health care grows

Dozens of marches, rallies and vigils are taking place during the week-long recess demanding that Congress "pass health care that works for us now."

 

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Grassroots activist pledges ongoing fight for health reform

If we can break through on health care then the rest of that change agenda can move, and if we don't break through on health care it won't.

Tea Party shows its not-so-grass roots

In the latest indication that the right wing Tea Party is a part of mainstream Republican Party strategy, GOP Chairman Michael Steele is meeting today with 50 of the "movement's" leaders.

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Urgent action needed on unemployment, COBRA extension

On March 1, nearly 1.2 million workers are scheduled to lose unemployment and COBRA benefits (health coverage) unless Congress acts.

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Dems face challenge in holding N. Dakota seat

Why would a state like this, which hasn't had a Republican senator in 24 years, even conside replacing a liberal populist with a right-wing Republican?

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Songs of civil rights movement ring out at White House

Songs linked to the great social change movements of our times echoed through the White House Feb. 9, with Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan and other music legends at the microphone.

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Anthem Blue Cross - poster child for urgency of health reform

With its move to raise premiums on individual policyholders in California by up to 39 percent, Anthem Blue Cross enraged customers and elected officials.

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Lorraine Hansberry home gets landmark status

Chicago's City Council has given landmark status to the home of the author/activist who wrote "A Raisin in the Sun."

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Jobs crisis spotlighted at monument built by WPA

DALLAS - At a Robert E. Lee memorial built by the New Deal's WPA government jobs program, an NAACP leader and others called for federal action on jobs.

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