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Reports show $83 million right-wing empire is hijacking state governments

An $83 million web of right-wing "think tanks" is moving to seize the legislative agends in every state across the country.

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Outrage follows declaration that police killing was “justified”

Flint Farmer was laying face down on the parkway grass after being shot in the thigh and abdomen by Chicago police officer Gildardo Sierra.

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New Trans Pacific trade partnership stirs worries

The New York Times reported serious worry in the U.S. Congress about the Trans Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement.

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NYC elections: Overwhelming mandate for progressive change

The 2013 New York City elections were a thunderous mandate for progressive change in the nation's largest city.

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Gun-wielding protestors intimidate Texas mothers

Four members of MDA were lunching at the Blue Mesa Grill in Arlington, Texas, when dozens of Open Carry protesters brandishing long arms showed up in the parking lot.

 

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Detroit elects mayor in tough times; other results promising

Former Detroit Medical CEO Mike Duggan is beating the city's former police chief and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon by 55 to 45 percent.

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Cutting food assistance increases hunger

Last week the Illinois Watchdog published an article that trivialized the effects of the Nov. 1 SNAP benefit cuts, stating they were "neither a surprise nor a problem."

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Tea party Republicans set back in Virginia

Virginia held state elections for governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general, all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates, and some local offices.

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Standing with history, Illinois passes Marriage Equality

Jubilation swept Illinois after the state legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Nov. 5. Illinois becomes the 15th state to pass a marriage equality law.

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Senate reaches 60 votes for landmark anti-discrimination bill

Republican Nevada Senator Dean Heller indicated his support for the anti-discrimination bill, ENDA today, saying, "that supporting this legislation is the right thing to do."

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