October

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Biden takes side of "middle class" in debate

In his debate with Paul Ryan, Vice President Joe Biden took the side of the 47% that Mitt Romney said he doesn't "worry" about.

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What’s the matter with white people?

Building on its stereotype of African-Americans from 30 years ago, the Republican Party has made "cops, firefighters, nurses and teachers into its new 'welfare queens.'"

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New program will help prevent foreclosures

A new initiative bringing together local, state and federal resources to help stem the tide of foreclosures devastating Oakland neighborhoods is poised for launch.

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Legendary activist Angela Davis headlines Detroit rally

Author, lecturer, university professor and renowned activist Angela Davis is the scheduled guest speaker at an Oct. 24 rally in Detroit.

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Census highlights Manufacturing Day

In celebrating Manufacturing Day, the U.S. Census Bureau highlighted the continuing role manufacturing plays in the American economy.

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Labor fights key Senate races

As 2012 began, Republicans were confident they could sweep into complete control of the U.S. government. It hasn't worked out that way.

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Record numbers vote early in Cleveland

Despite continued GOP efforts to suppress early voting, record numbers voted at the Board of Elections here as registration for the critical Nov. 6 election ended Tuesday.

Sharp partisan split on labor’s issues

The voting records on labor-selected issues in the second session of the 112 Congress reflect, as might be expected, the sharp partisan split between the two major political parties.

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Three arrested for blocking trucks at Bain-owned plant released

Three protesters who were arrested when they refused to move out of the way of trucks leaving the Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies plant here have been released.

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Census: America becoming more urbanized

In some ways, the nation is reversing previous trends; in others, it is forging completely new paths. The country is becoming both more integrated and more segregated.

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