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Against the odds, independent politics advance in Illinois election

CHICAGO -- Voters in the Feb. 2 Illinois primary election seemed to send a message to politicians: We're fed up with corruption; we want solutions.

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Teens testify ‘We want jobs’

CHICAGO, Ill.— According to 18-year-old African American Gabrielle Banks, having a job as a young person these days, is more than just an opportunity to gain experience in the workforce or build skills. A job is critical, right now, because it helps provide for the basic necessities at home, she said.

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In Obama’s hometown, people still believe

CHICAGO—It's just another cold day in the Windy City. People are going to work and school, picking up groceries, or putting in their application for help to pay their heating bill.

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The Communist Party and the press: A glimpse at nine decades

Over 90 years, the Communist Party USA has been a pioneer in using reporting and media to get its message out and build mass movements.

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Online campaign targets Murdoch on Fox racism

A campaign by ColorOfChange.org is targeting Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch for backing race-baiting attacks on President Obama by Fox's Glenn Beck.

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Message to banks: ‘Time to bail us out’

Sick of profiteering, foreclosures and joblessness, thousands tell banks 'Enough is enough'

 

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Protests rock Chicago bankers conference

CHICAGO — Chanting "ABA you're the worst, time to put the people first," over 1,000 people confronted the officers of some of America's biggest banks today, Oct. 26, on the second of three days of protest during an ABA (American Bankers Association) conference.

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Tea baggers leave Los Angeles

Video: A counter-demonstration to a tea bagger anti-health care rally was held at Griffith Park in the Los Angeles area.

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First Lady urges women to talk to friends about health care

Video: The White House went on the offensive on the health care debate,  reaching out to women and mothers with a new video from First Lady Michelle Obama.

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