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Obama bulldozes GOP wall of obstruction

The president said he was forced to make the appointment now, during the current Congressional recess, if the consumer protection agency was to function.

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Movement to end corporate personhood grows

Overturning corporate personhood is a key legislative goal of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

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Romney or Santorum? Iowans say no real difference

For all the fights between the candidates, on basic economic issues the two frontrunners are essentially united.

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84-year-old Wisconsin woman told to pay $200 poll tax

The Justice Department says it is looking carefully at the voter suppression laws put through by Republican lawmakers all over the country.

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Despite attack ads, Elizabeth Warren gains steam (with video)

Elizabeth Warren's campaign to defeat tea-party darling Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., has surged to frontrunner status.

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Senate to hold hearings on early voting restrictions

As thousands of civil rights and labor groups marched in New York City against Koch brothers funded and GOP-led efforts to suppress voting rights, the U.S. Senate scheduled January hearings on the issue.

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Thousands gather at UN for voting rights

They came in the thousands to let the forces of reaction know that their voting rights - rights that were fought and died for - will not be taken away.

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Chicago PeoplesWorld.org readers celebrate growing fightback

They came to celebrate election victories in Ohio and across the country, the surging recall campaign in Wisconsin and the spreading Occupy movement.

National day of action on voting rights set for Dec 10

A national day of action has been set for December 10, International Human Rights Day. The nationwide protests have been called by a new coalition, the Stand for Freedom campaign.

SEIU's Medina predicts more Latino voter activism next year

Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina, a skilled organizer and one of the most influential Hispanic Americans in the labor movement, predicts Latino voters will have heightened activism in next year's election.

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