October

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Ariz. tea party candidate: No government regulation of salmonella

In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.

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Corporate push to buy Congress gets even bigger in home stretch

The flood of secret corporate contributions into Republican campaign coffers is bigger than ever in the final week before Election Day.

Latino voter enthusiasm on the rise

Republican Party bigotry and political activism has closed the so-called voter enthusiasm gap among Latino voters.

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Union construction jobs at stake Nov. 2

Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.

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In New York governor race, there's the serious and the fringe

NEW YORK - Though there are a total of seven candidates for governor in the upcoming New York governor race, only two can be taken as serious candidates.

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Hip-hop's Rhymefest to run for Chicago city council

CHICAGO - Che "Rhymefest" Smith, a 33-year-old Hip-hop artist and third generation resident of the southside's Woodlawn neighborhood, announced Oct. 22, that he will run for alderman of the 20th Ward.

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GOP aims to suppress Latino vote

A recent GOP ad urged Latinos to stay home rather than vote, but it may actually provoke a backlash and motivate Latinos to vote.

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Big biz dollars bankroll tea party racism

A report released by the NAACP documents tea party groups giving "platforms to anti-Semites, racists and bigots" and cites efforts within the tea party to recruit members for white nationalist organizations.

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Bean soup, tacos, firing up the vote

SAN ANTONIO - More than 500 people joined Linda Bocanegra, owner of the Arizona Café, for free bean soup, tacos and some get-out-the-vote energy in this city's Southwest side.

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Dueling Colbert, Stewart rallies light a fire

It seems that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are onto something.

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