October

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Jimmy John workers still fighting despite vote setback

The organizing drive at fast-food chain Jimmy John's in Minneapolis suffered a setback when the union lost in a razor thin 85-87 vote.

Tucson: Arizona elections heat up

The news that Rep. Raul Grijalva is now in a tighter race than expected has jolted working-class and progressive forces into action.

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Music to get out the vote - pass it along!

Jay Z's performances on the campaign trail with Barack Obama encouraged thousands of young people to vote for the first time in 2008. Now he and others are trying to do it again.

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Ariz. tea party candidate: No government regulation of salmonella

In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.

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Corporate push to buy Congress gets even bigger in home stretch

The flood of secret corporate contributions into Republican campaign coffers is bigger than ever in the final week before Election Day.

Latino voter enthusiasm on the rise

Republican Party bigotry and political activism has closed the so-called voter enthusiasm gap among Latino voters.

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Civil rights complaints against schools at record high

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has received a record-breaking number of complaints this year arguing the civil rights of students are being violated.

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Women Wal-Mart workers press class action suit

The 1.2 million present and former female Wal-Mart workers who are victims of the monster retailer's sexual discrimination urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let their class action suit proceed.

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Jeers to killing minimum wage - and more

Rosie the Riveter for Lieutenant Governor - good; billions of dollars from mega-corporations into Republican campaign coffers - bad; all that and more!

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Tea party activism tied to extremists turning violent

The tea party and its Republican Party handlers have been linked to extremist and openly racist organizations.

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