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Illinois working families face major threat with Rauner primary win

Working families, organized labor, progressives and other democratic forces face a major threat from the right with billionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.

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U.S. Senate race in Georgia reaches a new low

The campaign is raffling off an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle as a way to build a list of conservative supporters.

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Closing wealth gap tops Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.

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“The Great Dictator” of New Jersey crosses a bridge too far

No one who is knowledgeable about Jersey politics knows of a more reactionary, anti-labor, and personally abusive governor in the state's recent history.

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Bipartisan budget deal announced

The spending increase of $63 billion is the total of a $45 billion increase for 2014 and an $18 billion increase for 2015.

 

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Seattle elects socialist to city council

Seattle voters shocked the political establishment here, Nov. 5, when they elected an avowed socialist, Kshama Sawant, to the nine-member Seattle City Council.

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Sen. Davis registers candidacy for governor

State Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth filed her official candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Texas governor on Nov. 9.

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Thousands rally to ‘take back Chicago’ from wealthy

This is a city of polarizing contrasts: a gleaming downtown of corporate offices subsidized by taxpayers while working class neighborhoods are neglected.

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Pressure mounts against GOP-led shutdown

Workers, their unions and lawmakers joined hands Oct. 10 outside the Capitol to demand that Republican House Speaker John Boehner allow a vote on legislation to open the government and raise the debt ceiling.

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Texas braces for stormy elections

Supporters of State Senator Wendy Davis  ad been hoping she'd run for governor since she took national headlines with her stirring last-minute filibuster of an anti-women bill in the last state legislature.

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