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Debt Enforcement Policy Harms Employment Prospects for the Poor

Along with the enactment of welfare reform 17 years ago this August came tougher practices in debt enforcement—which, in many cases, lands the poor behind bars.

Along with the enactment of welfare reform 17 years ago this August came tougher practices in debt enforcement—which, in many cases, lands the poor behind bars, leads to suspensions in drivers’ licenses, and other practices that make finding work much harder.

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Weekly Pulse: The Push for the Public Plan

This week, the AMA warned Obama that a public plan could restrict patient choice. But for millions of Americans, getting a choice between healthcare and no healthcare would represent a 100% increase in their healthcare options.

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“I’d Be Surprised If We Don’t Get It This Year”: President Clinton Speaks to Bloggers on Health Care Reform

At a meeting with a small group of progressive bloggers at the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Harlem this afternoon, President Bill Clinton held forth on climate change and building retrofitting, access to AIDS medicines in the developing world, and education standards, but came alive when discussing prospects for health care reform.

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McCain Palling Around with Militant Anti-Abortion Activists?

Right Wing Watch reports today on Senator McCain’s ties to militant anti-abortion activists.

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President Clinton Calls for Economic Assistance “Good for Wall Street and Main Street”

At a meeting with progressive bloggers, President Bill Clinton discussed the current economic crisis, encouraging the progressive blogosphere to force questions about whether an economic recovery plan will bolster “not only Wall Street but Main Street.”

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