October

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Latino congressmen confront “Go back to Mexico”

Texas Rep. Raul Hinojosa tell students about the challenges he and his colleagues face with the current tea party/Republican whipped up atmosphere.

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Union construction jobs at stake Nov. 2

Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.

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What’s a complaint? Supreme Court to decide

That seemingly obvious question landed at the Supreme Court, and its decision could affect whether millions of workers can complain about their pay

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In New York governor race, there's the serious and the fringe

NEW YORK - Though there are a total of seven candidates for governor in the upcoming New York governor race, only two can be taken as serious candidates.

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Hip-hop's Rhymefest to run for Chicago city council

CHICAGO - Che "Rhymefest" Smith, a 33-year-old Hip-hop artist and third generation resident of the southside's Woodlawn neighborhood, announced Oct. 22, that he will run for alderman of the 20th Ward.

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Obama not waiting for Congress, curbs bus and truck emissions

The new plan will reduce by 20 percent heat-trapping emissions from truck and bus tailpipes.

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GOP aims to suppress Latino vote

A recent GOP ad urged Latinos to stay home rather than vote, but it may actually provoke a backlash and motivate Latinos to vote.

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Diane Ravitch: public education in danger

In decades past, education critics mainly wanted to make public schools better, but now, says educator and author Diane Ravitch, the question is, "Will public education survive"

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Big biz dollars bankroll tea party racism

A report released by the NAACP documents tea party groups giving "platforms to anti-Semites, racists and bigots" and cites efforts within the tea party to recruit members for white nationalist organizations.

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"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?

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