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Chicago’s Garcia takes on banker–backed mayor

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia pledged to halt the "hijacking" of the city by hedge fund operators and bankers.

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Google Hangout: New era in U.S.-Cuba relations

What can people do to strengthen ties between our two countries? Join the conversation!

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President Obama goes on offense in State of the Union

An upbeat and forceful President Obama signaled he intends to use the rest of his second term to push for a progressive agenda on behalf of the nation's working people.

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Economists fight over “Capital”: Piketty vs. establishment

A Harvard economist was reduced to making personal attacks as he tried to evade Thomas Piketty's key theses about capitalism and its tendencies toward unsustainable inequality.

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GOP Congress aims dagger at Social Security

On its first day of business here the GOP-run House launched what could end up as the most serious attack yet on Social Security.

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U.S. and Cuba announce re-establishment of diplomatic relations!

Obama and Raul Castro announced a breathtakingly radical agreement to change the relationship between the two countries.

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Inside story on how one little city slew an oil dragon

A  dragon by the name of Chevron, breathing a fire fueled by Citizens United and $3.1 million in cash, succumbed to the people of the tiny city of Richmond, California.

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Foreign policy intrigue: Why Obama got rid of Chuck Hagel

If you haven't been following the news, Hagel announced his resignation from the top civilian Pentagon post on Nov. 24, reportedly at Obama's request.

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Protesters hit School of the Americas “training” center

The procession of about 1,000 included street theater, giant parade puppets, and musicians and ended at the stage set at the gates of the base.

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Lesson from the 2014 elections: Inclusive 50-state strategy needed

The time for licking election wounds is over, but as many factors came into play, lessons are still being drawn from the setbacks.

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