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Cory Booker elected New Jersey’s first African-American U.S. senator

Democrat Cory Booker defeated his tea party opponent Steve Lonegan and made history last night by becoming the state's first African American U.S. senator.

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Plutocratic push at the Supreme Court

Watergate? If the Supreme Court ends all limits on what our super rich can throw into election campaigns, U.S. politics faces dangers more troubling than anything Richard Nixon ever created.

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Shutdown deal: The cloud around the silver lining

The agreement to end the shutdown and suspend the debt ceiling is a political victory for President Obama and a defeat for the tea party.

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Lawmakers scramble on government shutdown and debt ceiling deal

The solution, in any case, is only temporary with another showdown or shutdown possible again early next year.

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Dog poop and hipsters rated higher than GOP-run House

Voters surveyed also put hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, and zombies on the list of things they liked better than Congress.

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Immigration advocates lobby Congress, despite shutdown

Undeterred by the government shutdown, immigration reform activists took to Capitol Hill today, telling lawmakers to get to the business of the people.

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Top pollster says Americans will punish Republicans for shutdown

"When all is said and done, the most telling thing that people will remember is that at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1, the Republicans shut down the government."

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Health insurance markets open to surge of new customers

Americans got their first chance Tuesday to shop for health insurance using the online marketplaces that are at the heart of President Obama's health care overhaul.

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Occupy Wall Street stages second anniversary march in New York

Occupy Wall Street was back on the streets here yeserday, marking the second anniversary of its birth.

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Court orders gov’t to show info on secret funding of anti-Cuban 5 press

The U.S. State Department must respond to a Freedom of Information Request asking for info on the under the table payment of Miami area journalists covering the Cuban 5 trial.

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