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Elizabeth Warren stumps for Tennant in West Virginia

Ms. Tennant is in a tight race with outgoing Republican Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito for the seat. The race could be a decisive one in this year's national battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

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“We are the mayor:” Newark inaugurates new mayor

A large and enthusiastic Newark crowd celebrated the inauguration of its 40th mayor, Ras Baraka, last week at the city's New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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Texas Democrats set progressive platform

Texas Democrats put fair wages, spending on education, gender equality, immigration reform, LGBT rights, anti-outsourcing, and anti-privatization at the top of their priorities

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Prosecutors: Wisconsin governor in criminal scheme

The investigation into fundraising involving Walker and his campaign, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, the state Chamber of Commerce and other groups began in 2012.

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Labor comes out on top in San Jose primaries

In San Jose, working people, and city workers in particular, have faced an antagonistic city government for the past eight years.

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Working Families Party, citing “historic coalition,” backs Cuomo re-election bid

In spite of deep anger and skepticism about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's sincerity, the Working Families Party has endorsed his re-election bid.

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Texas Republicans continue to go for off-the-grid right-wingers

Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.

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Baraka wins Newark mayoralty with united labor support

A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.

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N. Calif. CPUSA convention debates environment, racism, 2014 elections

"We must walk the walk with the people in the struggles for economic and democratic reforms. Every victory does make a difference in people's lives."

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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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