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One Nation boosts progressive links in Texas

Several North Texas progressive organizations converged to increase their connections during the lead-up to October 2.

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In tea party town would fire fighters watch as houses burn?

Last week the nation saw a preview of life in an America as envisioned by ultra-right tea party types - a country where everything will be "privatized," more frightening than anything the cinema has to offer.

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Manchin vs. Raese in West Virginia - better swallow the toad

Manchin's opponent, John Raese, a multi-millionaire (by inheritance), is an extremist Republican who would like to throw everything back to before child labor laws.

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This is our moment to vote say Latino leaders

Will Latino voters, the fastest-growing segment of the electorate, make a difference come Nov. 2, despite predictions of general low turnout?

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Poll: candidates backing health care likely victors in November

Fifty-four percent of voters say they would be more likely to back a candidate who supported health care reform. That number includes 51 percent of independents and 70 percent of Democratic voters.

GOP candidates target minimum wage

A look at races across the country shows that many Republicans are attacking a concept Americans have long held sacred - the federal minimum wage.

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On bus to One Nation, apathy is the enemy

Chicago bus riders to One Nation had job creation and racial unity on their minds, along with another challenge: apathy.

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$189 billion in profits to buy elections, but none for jobs

America's corporations, awash with a record $189 billion in profits earned in the last business quarter, are spending their money not to create jobs, but to buy the midterm election next month.

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California Senate contenders slug it out in debate

Boxer said her Republican opponent, while CEO of Hewlett Packard, "laid off 30,000 workers, shipped jobs overseas, and she says she's proud of her record - well, that's her record."

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Youth aim to rock the Nov. 2 vote

Despite what critics and polls are saying about young voters this election cycle, youth leaders say they are paying very close attention to what candidates are saying about the  issues.

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