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Deficits are killing us

That slogan did play a big role in killing us in the 2010 elections.

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New House leaders kiss up to Wall Street

The Republican takeover of the House makes the new Congress friendlier to big business - and incoming GOP leaders are moving fast to turn those expectations into reality.

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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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Michigan Republicans win big, but the fight continues

Like in other Midwestern states, Michigan Republicans reversed gains made by Democrats just two years ago, but labor activists here say they have lived to fight another day.

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New York election map still blue

New York state is now a redder shade of blue, but Democrats and progressives were able to, for the most part, fend off here the red tide that engulfed much of the country.

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Baltimore youth say no to $104 million youth prison

"I'm educated by Baltimore City Public Schools and if we put more money into our education system we wouldn't have to be building this prison!"

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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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One-half of black youth with diplomas jobless

Already facing disproportionately high levels of unemployment due to systemic racial discrimination, the recession removed job opportunities for nearly half of those with diplomas and eligible for work.

Trumka: Voters don't want to go back

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said as he wrapped up campaigning in Philadelphia on Election Day that voters "don't want to go back to the times when Wall Street controlled everything."

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Crunch time for the midterm elections

It's crunch time! The polls are open and today's the day to cast your vote for candidates who will fight for working families, not candidates funded by the corporations.

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