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Class battle lines drawn in Chicago council elections

Chicago City Council elections are shaping up to be a contest between a coalition of  organized labor, the many racially and ethnically diverse communities, their organizations and small businesses against the big financial and corporate interests in the city.

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On "Citizens United" anniversary, calls to overturn Supreme Court decision

Thousands demanded that the Supreme Court overturn its decision to give corporations the rights of citizens.

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Chicago grassroots to mayoral candidates: we want a people's agenda

CHICAGO - What are the most urgent issues this city's next mayor must address? That question was mulled by over 2,000 grassroots community activists Dec. 14 in a political style convention.

Unions were California’s election game-changer

California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.

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Republicans have a money problem

In the 2010 mid-term elections, there was no mandate.

In Sarah Palin’s Alaska, rival Lisa Murkowski triumphs

Alaska's Republican write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski beat tea party fav Joe Miller, despite Sarah Palin's best efforts to ice the incumbent.

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The thumbs up win in Washington State

SEQUIM, Wash. - The highest profile election victory here Nov. 2 was the reelection of Sen. Patty Murray. She defeated Republican Dino Rossi by more than 100,000 votes.

Why Alaska Native Democrats voted for Murkowski

This election made Alaska a unique case: voting Republican was a needed sacrifice to keep the far-right wing out of office.

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Money kills democracy in Texas

Every statewide race in Texas was awash with big money.

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How Connecticut bucked the nation

Two weeks before election day, an unnamed outside Republican business group poured $1 million into vicious ads attacking Democratic incumbent Rep. Chris Murphy in the 5th Congressional District, claiming he voted for "Viagra for sex offenders."

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