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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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Popcorn, pizza and poison

Chemists had been looking for the likely origin of certain chemicals that appear as contaminants in human blood. Apparently, they're from food packaging.

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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.

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What the election bodes for immigration reform

The elections were a blow against comprehensive immigration reform.

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Oklahoma OKs "you're on your own" health care

The reactionaries who swept the Oklahoma elections placed an especially confusing element before state and national politics by passing a referendum aimed at blocking the new national health care bill.

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.

Obama signals he will push Congress for action on economy

President Obama signaled this weekend that he will push for action on the economy during the lame duck Congress this month.

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Wall Street bullish on Karl Rove

A small circle of Wall Street moguls and other super-rich donors played a key role in last week's elections, contributing heavily and anonymously to Karl Rove's election front group.

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