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Labor comes out on top in San Jose primaries

In San Jose, working people, and city workers in particular, have faced an antagonistic city government for the past eight years.

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Working Families Party, citing “historic coalition,” backs Cuomo re-election bid

In spite of deep anger and skepticism about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's sincerity, the Working Families Party has endorsed his re-election bid.

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Texas Republicans continue to go for off-the-grid right-wingers

Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.

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Baraka wins Newark mayoralty with united labor support

A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.

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N. Calif. CPUSA convention debates environment, racism, 2014 elections

"We must walk the walk with the people in the struggles for economic and democratic reforms. Every victory does make a difference in people's lives."

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U.S. Senate race in Georgia reaches a new low

The campaign is raffling off an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle as a way to build a list of conservative supporters.

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Could medical marijuana turn Florida blue in 2014?

 This past Monday, the Florida Supreme Court approved a ballot measure to make medical marijuana legal in the state.

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Dark-money groups building campaign for "right to work" in Pa.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The never-ending push for right to work (for less) legislation in Pennsylvania is on the move again, but this time there's more of a tangible campaign targeting the conservative base.

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De Blasio takes over in New York

NEW YORK -The frigid weather couldn't keep hundreds of supporters and elected officials from attending the inauguration of New York City's 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, Jan 1.

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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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