Democrats: Unemployment insurance extension a moral debate

Posted on January 1, 2010 by Josh

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday stood with more than 100 jobless workers in an attempt to drum up public outrage after Republicans prevented an extension of federal unemployment benefits for millions of Americans who are out of work.

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Clinton: Rich Pakistanis’ failure to help ‘unacceptable’

Posted on January 1, 2010 by Josh

BRUSSELS -- Pakistan must step up to help flood victims, even if it means forcing the country's elite to help the less fortunate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday at the European Commission.

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Chicago pays $16M in class-action police abuse suit

Posted on January 1, 2010 by Josh

The City of Chicago is not admitting it violated the constitutional rights of people arrested by the Chicago Police Department despite agreeing to a $16.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit that may affect more than 500,000 people arrested since 1999.

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Obama to work through ‘shellacking’

Posted on January 1, 2010 by Josh

THE WHITE HOUSE - President Barack Obama struck a conciliatory tone Wednesday, taking responsibility for the slow pace of economic progress the day after Republicans walloped Democrats, winning a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and raking in major wins in senatorial and gubernatorial races.

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