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Gay Rights Bill Advances In Senate
The vote of 61-30 essentially ensured that the Senate has the votes to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Read more...
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I can't even handle the level of brain bending that had to happen for no one to realize how ironic this is. If there's a fetus in your uterus, suddenly, Jesus and the entire GOP is up in there, too. Read more...
Watch: There are roughly 28 million Americans who can't find a job or have given up looking. Many more than that are suffering. And I just want to remind everyone, it's not your fault. Read more...
“Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer and Robert Reich, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, discuss the latest fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington. Robert Reich believes Democrats have the power in the budget battle, Read more...
In this morning's weekly address, President Obama highlighted indications of an improving U.S. economy, Five million jobs added, a falling unemployment rate, and his Wall Street reform legislation and gave a glimpse of what is a slowly, but very steadily, brightening financial future for middle-class Americans. Read more...

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According to Forbes, the richest 400 Americans’ net worth increased 13 percent in 2012 to $1.7 trillion. The average net worth of the group was also up to a record $4.2 billion, and collectively they make up the equivalent of one-eighth of the U.S. economy. Read more...
The wealth gap between the richest Americans and the typical family more than doubled over the past 50 years. In 1962, the top 1% had 125 times the net worth of the median household. That shot up to 288 times by 2010, according to a Read more...
President Obama appeared in Florida Tuesday to make the case for the “Buffett Rule,” a policy he introduced in this year’s State of the Union address. The rule would institute a minimum federal income tax of 30 percent for Americans who make more than $1 million a year. Read more...
According to calculations by World Bank economist Branko Milanovi, half of the world’s richest 1 percent of earners, about 29 million people, are Americans, Four million members of the world’s 1 percent are Germans, and “the rest are mainly scattered throughout Europe, Latin America and a few Asian countries.” Read more...
Earlier this week Pew Research published the results of a study of how media -- broadcast, print and blogs -- have covered the 2012 candidates for President. One candidate in particular had remarkable numbers, particularly when it came to how much Read more...