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State Senate working to maintain services with less revenue

The Senate is proposing to address the budget deficit through a balanced approach that includes a combination of program cuts, suspending corporate tax cuts, and extending current taxes due to end by June 30, 2011.

Solutions to the Gulf spill hide everywhere in plain sight

Everyday Americans want to help solve this problem but are being denied the access and chance to show their inventions and solutions. We are waiting for our leaders, someone, to tell us what to do and where to go to get to work.

Legal Ease: Police can now wrongfully arrest you just to get your DNA

Within the misdemeanor arraignment courts across the county, new Deputy District Attorneys are being instructed to offer criminal defendants outright dismissals of their cases if, and only if, those defendants voluntarily submit a DNA sample.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of Socialism

The blatant link to a dissident Socialist movement from gay rights groups bothers me, and it should bother you, too, because Socialism and freedom cannot co-exist.

Contact City Council members to voice support for Equal Benefits Ordinance

Please call or email to thank the members of the Rules, Open Government and Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the City Council who today, on a motion from Councilmember Tony Young and a second by Councilmember Donna Frye, unanimously supported Councilmember Todd Gloria's Equal Benefits Ordinance proposal.

Hey, Sen. Orin Hatch, judicial activism cuts both ways

Questioning during Elena Kagen’s senate confirmation hearing sheds light on a more important question: Why do Republicans remain silent when judicial activism comes from their own corner and conservative Supreme Court justices radically depart from precedent?

VIDEO: In Weekly Address, President Barack Obama wants Congress to finish Wall Street reform

With Congress having finalized a strong Wall Street reform bill, President Barack Obama urges Congress to finish the job and send the bill to his desk. The legislation reflects 90 percent of what the president originally proposed, including the strongest consumer financial protections in history with an independent agency to enforce them.