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GOP hopefuls insult workers, women, African Americans, and seniors

The GOP presidential candidates insulted groups of people including workers, women, and minorities; the America on display last night was a scary one indeed.

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Court blocks Texas voter IDs - maybe

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a Texas voter ID law, as written, discriminates against blacks and Hispanics.

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Donald Trump plays the politics of resentment

By the time you read this, the first Republican presidential debate will be over, and billionaire Donald Trump will, as usual, have grabbed center stage.

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Trump embraces “ridiculous” mass deportation policy

Trump says we round up and deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants, and he will do so because he knows how to manage.

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Walker offers rightwing policies tried and tested in his Wisconsin lab

Wisconsin stands as the actual laboratory of failure for Republican ideology and pain for the people.

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Bernie Sanders draws 11,000 in red state Arizona

Arizona, a traditionally deep red state, has not seen the last of Bernie Sanders.

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Labor leaders meet with Bernie Sanders

"We thought it was important to hear his ideas: how he plans to take on the big-money interests that are strangling our political system and our economy."

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American Federation of Teachers endorses Hillary Clinton

Weingarten put the union's endorsement in the context of scrapping the Bush-era No Child Left Behind and its teach-to-the-test penalizing of students and schools.

 

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AFL-CIO statement on Scott Walker announcement

Trumka released a statement in response to Gov. Walker's upcoming announcement that he is running for president of the U.S.

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Netroots Conference seeks ignition of Democratic base

Netroots Nation will bring together over 3,000 progressive activists and leaders to discuss key issues and strategize for upcoming battles in 2015 and 2016.

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