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A plan to close Social Security field offices and outsource its work

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From a leaked SSA planning doc — they’re closing their field offices & outsourcing (but shh, don’t tell anyone).
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Seven things about the “inevitable” Hillary Clinton

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is Hillary Clinton really inevitable? If so, can she win? Seven reasons to give the latter a second thought.
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Alan Grayson: Keystone Pipeline gives China energy independence, and us next to nothing

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Who benefits from Keystone Pipeline? The Chinese, Kochs, and their American enablers. The rest of us, not so much.
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Are Dems who propose cuts to Social Security “stupid” or just doing risk-analysis?

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Why do Democrats persist in offering unpopular proposals? Are they stupid, or smart in a different way?
Protester during Obama’s “I can’t close Guantánamo” speech: “You are commander-in-chief”

Why is the ACA (Obamacare) so complicated?

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The only customers that Obama, Messina and Baucus listened to were doctors, hospitals and drug companies.
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This week in privatization — they really do have a bridge to sell you

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Public-private partnerships are a way to get infrastructure out of public hands & under control of investors.
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Blistering Cornel West on Obama’s war against the black prophetic tradition

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West: Obama is the ideological heir of Booker T. Washington, a black accommodationist, a shell of a man.
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One way to blackmail progressives in office — put a hostage in the bill

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Neoliberals love offering hostage-filled choices. Progressive are prone to say No. Grayson on hostages in bills.
Newt’s SuperPAC launches another video going after Romney titled “Blood Money”

Free trade and unrestricted capital flow: How billionaires get rich and destroy the rest of us

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“Free trade” is why they’re obscenely rich, we’re poorer by the day, and world economies regularly crash.
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List of House “Progressive Caucus” members who voted against fiscal cliff deal

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These are your actual progressive heroes. You can count them without using your toes.
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