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Stewart and Colbert draw mammoth crowd with many messages

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert framed Saturday's rally as a call for national unity and a rejection of media fear-mongering , but many participants had a more specific political message in mind.


New York poised to reject tea party Paladino

NEW YORK — With the election just a few days away, New York voters are expected to reject tea party candidate Carl Paladino, the Buffalo businessman on the Republican ticket.


"Post-partisan" energy plan: who's going to profit?

The right-wing American Enterprise Institute and two centrist-liberal groups have announced a "post-partisan" clean energy plan - is this for real?


Paladino offers fake solution to transit nightmares

It's the regular tea party style: point out an actual problem, and then follow it up with exactly the wrong solution.


MoveOn.org: “Shadow network” seeks to buy election

Shadowy groups are flooding Washington State with anonymous corporate cash to buy ads smearing incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, MoveOn charged.


In tea party town would fire fighters watch as houses burn?

Last week the nation saw a preview of life in an America as envisioned by ultra-right tea party types - a country where everything will be "privatized," more frightening than anything the cinema has to offer.


Manchin vs. Raese in West Virginia - better swallow the toad

Manchin's opponent, John Raese, a multi-millionaire (by inheritance), is an extremist Republican who would like to throw everything back to before child labor laws.

CHEERS for shedding light, JEERS for voices of hate

CHEERS to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on October 2 which clarified the relationship between media hate-mongerers and the people who sign their paychecks.

Neighborhood group focuses on Nov. 2

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


Wisconsin GOP plots vote suppression

A coordinated plot by the Republican Party, tea party and billionaire Koch brothers to suppress the vote in Wisconsin on Election Day has been exposed.

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