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Florida congressman stokes Islamophobia

Rep. Allen West became unhinged at a recent town hall meeting in South Florida, where he told a Muslim questioner who defended Islam, "Don't try to blow sunshine up my butt!"


Obama, most Americans, side with unions over right-wingers

Presidential and popular support for public workers was not the only bad polling news the right wing has to deal with today.


Dallas demonstrates for Wisconsin

Speakers urged the crowd to do everything possible to overcome the crisis in Wisconsin and at home.

Wisconsin governor reveals allegiance to Koch brothers

A prank call to Scott Walker shows his real intentions.


Snow, ice and wind no deterrent as Wisconsin protests begin week two

Thousands of people braved the cold, even slept outside the state Capitol, to support workers' rights.


Montanans protest Republican assault on working families, environment

Montanans assembled at the State Capitol on President's Day to reject the ultra-right state legislature's assault on working families.


Florida tea party governor rejects Obama's rail funds

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is refusing billions of dollars from the Obama administration for what Scott's critics say would be an economic boom for the state: a high speed rail project connecting Tampa and Orlando.


Michigan residents oppose GOP anti-EPA agenda

Michigan attitudes appear to reflect the general opinion shared by most Americans.


GOP seeks immediate cut in Dept of Labor budget

House Republicans are seeking large cuts in domestic programs for the rest of this fiscal year - including 21 percent from the Labor Department - and they promise more to come next year.


Aid to workers hurt by outsourcing to end

The federal program that has helped hundreds of thousands of workers get back on their feet after their jobs went overseas could soon disappear due to an error by Congress.

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