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Koch brothers play self-serving role in Wisconsin battle

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget could mean sweet deals for the ultra-right Koch brothers, who are major business and political players in the state.

Missouri groups fight anti-equality bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "The Republicans want to undermine and turn back the clock on equal rights," state Rep. Karla May told activists and reporters as they packed into a state Capitol hearing room.

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Taking care of dad in the tea party’s America

When I stopped into a local fast food restaurant after church, the woman behind the counter explained with tears in her eyes why she had to bring her father to work with her.

“Show-Me Solutions” are no solution, Missouri lawmaker says

Missouri's new Republican House leader declared a Republican mandate for a "change in the culture of how we operate," but a freshman lawmaker thinks otherwise.

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Kasich declares war on workers

Ohio's Republican Governor-elect John Kasich declared war on all public employees and workers employed under state contracts - a full month before taking office.

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Thousands of Georgia inmates stage peaceful strike

Thousands of inmates in at least seven prisons across the state of Georgia staged a one-day peaceful protest in the form of a strike for their human rights, Dec. 9. The action is aimed at the Georgia Department of Corrections and is being called the biggest prisoner strike in recent U.S. history.

Republicans kill Paycheck Fairness

Advocates for women's equality denounced yesterday's unanimous Republican vote to kill a bill that would have strengthened enforcement of women's right to equal pay.

Congress urged to pass paycheck fairness, equality bills

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights released a list of six priority bills Congress should enact before recessing for Thanksgiving.

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JEERS to greedy financiers, CHEERS to candy

Cheers for workers defending the little candy company that makes those hearts, and jeers for the venture capitalists putting on the squeeze.

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Judge rules for L.A. Clean Trucks Program

In a major step forward for better air quality around the nation's ports, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled Aug. 26 that the Port of Los Angeles is within its rights to implement a Clean Trucks Program.

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