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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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Hundreds remember ReeAnne Halonen, 1943-2010

ReeAnne Halonen got her last wish. A Dixieland band on Nov. 14 led family and friends with trumpet and trombone blaring in a funeral procession up the street to a park two blocks from her home.

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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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Tax cuts for the rich? Fight in Congress begins

On Saturday President Obama repeated his  position that tax cuts for the middle class should be continued and tax cuts for the rich should be ended, but one Democrat is already caving in to Republicans.

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Unemployed rally in Chicago after elections

 The Chicago Unemployed Workers Council, a project of Chicago Jobs with Justice, staged a jobs demonstration last Friday to coincide with the release of unemployed figures for October.

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KPFA workers fight sudden layoffs

Pacifica management recently laid off the entire staff of the station's highly popular Morning Show, which airs weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. at 94.1 FM.

People's World to pick up labor journalism prize

A People's World editor will be among those honored by the nation's labor journalists for excellence in their craft.

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Key Obama ally re-elected in Massachusetts

Massachusetts voters rejected the anti-incumbent, pro-Republican wave that swept much of the country on Tuesday.

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California defies national election trend

California Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and state governor trounced their Republican contenders in what a month before the elections were considered toss-up races.

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