Written on Nov, 22, 2014 by in ,
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Senate Democrats, by a single vote, stopped legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, one of the most fractious and expensive battles of the Obama presidency. The vote represented a victory for the environmental movement, but the fight had taken on larger dimensions as a proxy war between Republicans, who argued that the project was vital …

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Written on Nov, 21, 2014 by in ,
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The Board of Regents of the University of California has approved a tuition increase that will raise tuition for many in-state students to $15,564 by 2019. Gov. Jerry Brown wants new money-saving measures first. In the face of protests from students and Gov. Jerry Brown, the Board of Regents of the University of California voted Thursday to approve a 28 …

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Written on Nov, 14, 2014 by in ,
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Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio urged Democrats to distance themselves from Wall Street and focus on issues of concern to lower-income voters. The Democrats’ widespread losses last week have revived a debate inside the party about its fundamental identity, a long-running feud between center and left that has taken on new urgency in the aftermath of a disastrous election and …

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