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The fog that blinded the electorate

There were local and geographical peculiarities, but when an election was as uniformly one-sided as this one was, deeper explanations are required.

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New York Working Families Party pulls through difficult election night

"There's no way around it, losing the Senate is a tough blow for all of us hoping to see a progressive agenda enacted."

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Midterms 2014: high anxiety and low turnout

Democrats faced a bleak day-after with the Republican takeover of the Senate and resounding GOP victories on the state level.

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How “chickenshit” and Israel played in the elections

Republicans thought they could use this to boost their vote among "supporters of Israel." But Jewish voters continued to vote heavily for Democrats.

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Fueled by big money, voter worries, GOP makes big gains

The GOP won control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, increased its majority in the House, and won important governors' races around the country.

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Still time to influence outcome of 2014 election

You just don't feel like you've done enough to make sure that Tuesday's election doesn't turn into a nightmare scenario for workers' rights. What can you do?

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GOP strategy for victory on Nov. 4: racism and voter suppression

Voter turnout is decisive to the outcome; labor and its allies are going all out to reach every potential supporter, including discouraged voters.

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House race in Virginia shows what’s at stake in election

For many years, the 10th CD seat was held by Republican Congressman Frank Wolf, who easily beat off all challenges from Democrats.  But Wolf is now retiring, leaving this as an open seat.  

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Judicial system and democratic rights at stake in 2014 elections

Basic democratic rights are at stake Nov. 4 if Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate and expand their domination of governorships and state houses.

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Bruce Rauner: of, by, and for Illinois’ richest 1 percent

Bruce Rauner has made it clear he wants to be governor for the richest 1 percent of people in Illinois. He has made millions outsourcing America's jobs and firing workers.

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