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The big money: Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary bid for re-election, he wasted no time cashing in on new opportunities.

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Immigrants continue fighting despite delay in Obama’s executive action

Anger is still boiling after Obama announced he was delaying his announcement of more executive relief for immigrants until after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

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Ferguson residents, at council meeting, voice concerns over lack of change

It is not quite two months since the shooting of Michael Brown to death here, and it is less than two weeks before a planned "week of resistance" from Oct. 10-13.

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Silicon Valley breeding nationwide schools-for-profit scheme

Nearly every metropolitan area these days has its own wealthy promoters of education "reform." Few areas, however, have as concentrated a group as Silicon Valley.

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Texans hope to change things on Election Day

In the Texas elections, the top of the ticket is generating hope and fear. The fear comes from the polls, which show Republicans from the far right maintaining solid leads.

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High Court to tackle cases affecting millions

It's the first Monday in October, and that means the U.S. Supreme Court comes back on the job, with cases that will affect millions of workers.

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Bruce Rauner: of, by, and for Illinois’ richest 1 percent

Bruce Rauner has made it clear he wants to be governor for the richest 1 percent of people in Illinois. He has made millions outsourcing America's jobs and firing workers.

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Kucinich appeal to vote your conscience ignores the big picture

Kucinich represents ultra-left "idealism" that leads us into blind alleys. In that regard he's no different from right-wing voters who go to the polls obsessing over one thing.

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November elections a chance to reverse backsliding in Ohio

Ohio's work-force has an amazing 66.9 percent increase in productivity over the last 25 years. One would expect that wages and benefits would also increase.

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Helen Thomas comes to my rescue

Helen Thomas proved herself a defender of freedom of the press, and a defender as well of democracy in Chile.

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