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Virginia's tea party could be over Nov. 5

If the polls are to be believed, tea party-backed candidates could well go down to defeat all over Virginia on November 5.

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Undocumented activists block another deportation bus

Yesterday, a bus filled with dozens of immigrants en route to deportation ran into an unexpected roadblock: a group of undocumented activists and allies.

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Shutdown cost: $24 billion and counting

The government shutdown may be officially over but its estimated cost of $24 billion to the American taxpayers will continue to rise every day for a long time to come.

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Ohio town rallies around hungry, disabled woman charged with penny theft

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - Residents here rallied around Deirdre Romine, who was charged with theft after she was found with $2.87 in wet pennies in her pocket, scavenged to buy some food.

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Author calls for fight to prevent extinction of the college prof

Today only a few universities are faculty drive. Harvard and the University of Chicago are among them and are among the best institutions in America. So what happened?

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Cory Booker elected New Jersey’s first African-American U.S. senator

Democrat Cory Booker defeated his tea party opponent Steve Lonegan and made history last night by becoming the state's first African American U.S. senator.

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Plutocratic push at the Supreme Court

Watergate? If the Supreme Court ends all limits on what our super rich can throw into election campaigns, U.S. politics faces dangers more troubling than anything Richard Nixon ever created.

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Shutdown deal: The cloud around the silver lining

The agreement to end the shutdown and suspend the debt ceiling is a political victory for President Obama and a defeat for the tea party.

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Shutdown: Fascism with a democratic face

The democratic process was kidnapped by Republicans (and seven Democrats) in the U.S. House of Representatives on October 1.

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Thousands rally to ‘take back Chicago’ from wealthy

This is a city of polarizing contrasts: a gleaming downtown of corporate offices subsidized by taxpayers while working class neighborhoods are neglected.

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