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GOP blocks jobless aid, vows to kill all Dem-backed bills

Millions of Americans are almost certain to lose their unemployment checks this month after Congress failed to extend benefits by the Nov. 30 deadline.

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Jobless cry: "Save our holiday, extend UI benefits!"

Angry but undaunted, the labor movement called for  the “lame duck” Conngress to approve an extension of unemployment benefits before they adjourn for the holidays in December.

The GOP doesn’t care about hungry families

One in four children are in danger of going hungry every night says the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a new report on “food insecurity.”

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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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Texas election results aren’t funny

The second largest delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, already heavily leaning to the right, tilted drastically further on November 2.

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Where is the “change?”

“Where is the change in the promise of ‘change’?”

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Supporting immigrants' rights is not political suicide

The Republican Party is spouting vile hatred for immigrants, especially those who have dark skins but don't have papers.

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Dueling Colbert, Stewart rallies light a fire

It seems that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are onto something.

Neighborhood group focuses on Nov. 2

The grassroots are preparing for the Nov. 2 elections in Illinois.

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After Mayor Daley: activists look for coalition builder

Longtime Chicago independent political and labor activists weigh in on the recent announcement that Mayor Richard M. Daley will not seek his seventh term next year.

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