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Government shutdown a corporate lockout of the people

The government crisis takes place as we near the start of the sixth year of economic depression; only the wealthiest one-tenth of one percent have fully recovered.

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Boehner says he’ll block whatever Senate GOP can’t kill

Boehner's statement is important because it gives his 234-member caucus a virtual veto over what Congress does, regardless of the Senate.

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30,000 protest "right to work" for less in Michigan

The 58 Republicans who rammed through a 'right to work' for less bill were dwarfed by the 30,000 who descended today on the State Capitol  to protest their assault on union rights.

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Romney's entitlement and the 2012 elections

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and far-right Republicans love to throw around the word "entitlement." What breathtaking hypocrisy!

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Tea party tries to save one of its own in Illinois

Right-wing groups are pouring more than $1 million to support the reelection campaign of Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill.

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“Adios Arpaio” campaign heats up in Arizona

The notoriously racist Tea Party darling likes to call himself "the toughest sheriff in the country," but it seems he is afraid to openly debate his main opponent.

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Musicians, shooting victim react to Mustaine’s anti-Obama rant

Dave Mustaine, frontman of thrash metal band Megadeth, has recently generated much controversy with his continuous flow of hateful, right-wing comments.

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Unions on Romney’s VP choice: Wrong for America

"As CEO of Bain Capital, Romney made his fortune by hollowing out the dreams of ordinary American workers. The Romney-Ryan budget would wreak the same kind of economic damage on households nationwide."

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"Birther" charges so ridiculous, even Supreme Court refuses case

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal challenging President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship. The high court is known as the most extremist right-wing court in modern times, dominated by five conservatives.

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Obama calls for end to oil subsidies as gas prices rise

Republican presidential candidates have shifted the general election debate to rising gas prices amid an improving economy and 24 consecutive months of job growth in the private sector.

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