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Democrats challenge Republicans: extend lifeline to 99ers

Democrats introduced into Congress a bill to  extend unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed  and challenged Republicans to "bring this to a vote as soon as possible."


Jobs not a concern at annual conservative gathering

Thousands of conservatives are meeting for the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual convention, but they're not talking about jobs.


Coalition fights GOP attack on EPA

Republicans propose to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job to protect Americans from air pollution.


Republicans drop “forcible rape” but war on women continues

Republicans have backed off their effort to redefine rape as "forcible rape" (is there another kind?) but they have not given up their war on women's reproductive rights.


Obama renominates his pick for labor board

Obama renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board


Republicans set to kill mortgage assistance programs

Republican members of Congress have set their sight on gutting assistance to troubled homeowners at risk of foreclosure.


Calif. governor: "No time for politics as usual"

Gov. Jerry Brown invoked the struggles for democracy in Egypt and Tunisia as he called for "turning to the people" for "a clear mandate"

GOP: no to jobs, attack women instead

In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."


Health care ruling is "judicial activism on steroids"

Health care actvists say U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson's ruling aginst the Affordable Care Act advances GOP agenda: return control of health care to insurance companies


Congressman stands up for Kentucky workers

Kentucky's Democratic Congressperson, John Yarmuth, voted against the repeal of health care reform, voicing the opinion of the Kentucky working people.

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