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Latino voter enthusiasm on the rise

Republican Party bigotry and political activism has closed the so-called voter enthusiasm gap among Latino voters.

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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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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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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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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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Bean soup, tacos, firing up the vote

SAN ANTONIO - More than 500 people joined Linda Bocanegra, owner of the Arizona Café, for free bean soup, tacos and some get-out-the-vote energy in this city's Southwest side.

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Dueling Colbert, Stewart rallies light a fire

It seems that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are onto something.

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Texans kick off early voting

 "Don't be a goat, early vote!" was the slogan on handheld signs at a voter rally on the first day of early voting in Texas.

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Labor steps up efforts to prevent GOP takeover

Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.

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