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“The Great Dictator” of New Jersey crosses a bridge too far

No one who is knowledgeable about Jersey politics knows of a more reactionary, anti-labor, and personally abusive governor in the state's recent history.

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Bipartisan budget deal announced

The spending increase of $63 billion is the total of a $45 billion increase for 2014 and an $18 billion increase for 2015.

 

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Seattle elects socialist to city council

Seattle voters shocked the political establishment here, Nov. 5, when they elected an avowed socialist, Kshama Sawant, to the nine-member Seattle City Council.

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Sen. Davis registers candidacy for governor

State Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth filed her official candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Texas governor on Nov. 9.

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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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Pressure mounts against GOP-led shutdown

Workers, their unions and lawmakers joined hands Oct. 10 outside the Capitol to demand that Republican House Speaker John Boehner allow a vote on legislation to open the government and raise the debt ceiling.

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Texas braces for stormy elections

Supporters of State Senator Wendy Davis  ad been hoping she'd run for governor since she took national headlines with her stirring last-minute filibuster of an anti-women bill in the last state legislature.

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More than 100 women arrested protesting inaction on immigration

WASHINGTON-More than 100 women were arrested this week after blockading the intersection outside the House of Representatives to protest the House's inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.

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Immigration reform fight continues amid Syria debate

The question now is whether the Syria situation and the threat of a new partisan war over the debt ceiling will derail immigration reform efforts.

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Visit to giant's gravesite: Vito Marcantonio

Vito Marcantonio has been virtually erased from the study of the progressive movement of the 1930s and 40sand this has dealt a severe blow to the movement.

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