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Maine’s governor assaults the dignity of working people

Having been raised in Maine, son of a lineman and a mother and stepmother who were state workers,  I am infuriated that the Republican governor there has ordered the removal of  mural that depicts the role of Maine working people.

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Rally marks first birthday for Obama health care law

Chicago-area residents celebrated the one year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Obama, March 23,  with stories of how the law helped them obtain affordable and quality health care.

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Attacks on public workers put women in bulls’-eye

Women are calling Republican budget cuts and attacks on public employees a double-barreled "war on women."

Women take lead in fight for jobs

Women's rights activists note that, while the jobs crisis is harming all sectors of society, women and girls are being hit especially hard. Despite recent recovery efforts the unemployment rate among women has increased.

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Missouri Republicans work to dismantle non-discrimination act

A video put together by the Missouri Employee and Human Rights Coalition provides compelling testimony about the importance of protecting the state's non-discrimination law.

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Help wanted: no jobless need apply

Unemployment has hovered at 10 percent for months, yet employers are refusing to hire the jobless.

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Profile: The “Wilmar 8” made equal pay impossible to ignore

They never got what they wanted, but more than 30 years later people still remember them, and their goals and their impact still resonate.

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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.

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Planned Parenthood seeks FBI probe of video plot

Planned Parenthood has asked the FBI to investigate an apparent video scam operation linked to a far-right anti-abortion group, targeting several of its clinics in six states.

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."

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