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Today in black history: Harold Washington won the mayoral primary in Chicago

In 1983, Washington won the Democratic mayoral primary and later was elected the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.

Va. election season underway

All 100 seats in the 100-member House of Delegates, lower house of the Virginia General Assembly (the state legislature) and some local offices are up for grabs.

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Pelosi vows to curb corporate cash if Dems retake House

The veteran lawmaker said she wants to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that produced a tsunami of corporate campaign cash.

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Trumka: Pols who cut Social Security increases will get cut

The AFL-CIO will work for that, federation President Richard Trumka says.

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NY Republicans grab power in state Senate

As a result of November's electoral victories the New York State Assembly remained in Democratic hands, while also winning the formerly Republican-controlled state Senate.

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2013: The post-election agenda

The economy is framing everything in the post-election period - and not only for the short term. Here's why.

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Latinos: integral to the winning electoral coalition

Pouring out in record numbers for President Barack Obama, Latinos added a strong voice to the broad labor-led, rainbow coalition that clinched the president's re-election last week.

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Mitt’s missing gifts

Mitt's right. Obama won because of "gifts."

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Voter suppression scandal rocks Arizona

Unlike other Americans, Arizonans were not able to wake up the next morning to news of the state's election results.

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Obama carries Florida, progressives make gains

President Barack Obama has achieved a narrow victory in Florida over Mitt Romney, according to the recount finished on Sat., Nov. 10.

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