October

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Michigan: McCain on the run

WARREN, Mich. — When Malcolm Wright moved here 23 years ago, this predominantly white, Catholic, working-class Detroit suburb was known as a home of “Reagan Democrats” — traditionally Democratic voters who voted en masse for Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980. Now this suburb may switch again and vote Democratic for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. What a difference decades of far-right policies make, some would say.

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Largest U.S. fast aims to turn out voters

LOS ANGELES — The largest hunger strike in U.S. history will begin Oct. 15, to call attention to voter mobilization, immigrant rights organizers say. One hundred dedicated activists will encamp at the historic heart of Los Angeles — La Placita Olvera — to fast for 21 days before the Nov. 4 elections.

Black Caucus: in the thick of making history

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held its 38th Annual Legislative Conference at the Walter Washington Convention Center here Sept. 24-27. The four-day event is one of the largest predominantly Black political gatherings in the country.

Latina girls magazine talks back to Palin

Teen reporters respond to Palin's abstinence-only stance AUSTIN, Texas— Latinitas, (www.latinitasmagazine.org) the first digital magazine made for and by Hispanic girls, knows firsthand the effects of abstinence only sex-education, being America’s sub-group that experiences the highest level of teen pregnancy than any other community in the United States.

Sheriff: I won't enforce evictions

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced that his office would no longer evict tenants who have paid their rent to landlords under foreclosure. The action made national news. His statement is below: As Cook County sheriff, I am responsible for running a 10,000-inmate jail, providing patrols to unincorporated areas and securing the courts.

From debate: Health care is a right

On many questions but perhaps on health care more than on others the fundamental difference between John McCain and Barack Obama shone through during their second debate in Nashville Oct. 7.

Suddenly, Indiana is a battleground

HAMMOND, Ind. -- John McCain’s in real trouble. The state of Indiana which has not voted Democratic in a presidential election since 1964 and which George Bush won by 18 percent in 2004, is suddenly a battleground. Most recent polls show the race with Sen. Barack Obama a toss-up.

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Ohio: Reclaim America

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Twenty thousand excited voters turned out at the Ohio State University campus here Oct. 5 to hear Bruce Springsteen perform and call for people to register, vote and “take back our country.”

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Union leader Trumkas speech on racism goes viral

Union workers are among tens of thousands using You Tube to reach tens of thousands of others with a powerful message against the effects of racism in the 2008 elections.

Guide to Bush-McCain Crisis, Week 3

The week of September 29th, 2008 opened with the failure in Congress of the Bush bailout plan. Ongoing opposition to a Wall Street bailout without preconditions may have major repercussions. Read below.

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