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Tea party targets 10 million Latinos for vote suppression

Tea party affiliated groups have added voter suppression efforts to their long-standing anti-immigrant policies, Latino leaders charge.

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Walmart warehouse workers strike for workplace safety

Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.

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Ryan perfects the Big Lie

At his party's convention in Tampa last night GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan rolled out, Orwellian-style, what just might be the biggest lie yet in the 2012 election campaign.

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Romney's welfare lies hide his plan to slash work support

Romney launched attacks on President Obama's approach to welfare, analysts say, to deflect attention from his own budget proposals to gut programs that make it possible for people to seek employment.

Tea party takes a beating in Arizona

Voters in southern Arizona's Republican-leaning 8th Congressional District resoundingly defeated the candidate who threatened to abolish Social Security and Medicare.

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Shrimp workers exploited and enslaved at Walmart warehouse

Two thousand shrimp workers from Cambodia and Myanmar suffered human rights abuses and indentured servitude at the hands of Walmart.

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With Lugar defeat GOP races farther right

Lugar's defeat is seen as a loss to advocates for a sensible foreign policy.

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Guthrie still lives in Minnesota

Many grow up learning to sing "This Land Is Your Land," but you likely didn't learn the little-known verses with Guthrie's critique of inequality.

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Walmart ordered to pay $4.8 million in stolen overtime

The announcement was made as the enormous retail chain - and its attack on labor - became a focus of the annual May Day march held here yesterday.

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Wal-Mart Mexico scandal has echoes in U.S. operations

Wal-Mart conducted a massive, illegal, $24 million bribery campaign in Mexico to aggressively expand its operations there, but Chicagoans say lavishing Wal-Mart money to push its agenda sounds familiar.

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