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Tax cuts for the rich? Fight in Congress begins

On Saturday President Obama repeated his  position that tax cuts for the middle class should be continued and tax cuts for the rich should be ended, but one Democrat is already caving in to Republicans.

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Unemployed rally in Chicago after elections

 The Chicago Unemployed Workers Council, a project of Chicago Jobs with Justice, staged a jobs demonstration last Friday to coincide with the release of unemployed figures for October.

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KPFA workers fight sudden layoffs

Pacifica management recently laid off the entire staff of the station's highly popular Morning Show, which airs weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. at 94.1 FM.

People's World to pick up labor journalism prize

A People's World editor will be among those honored by the nation's labor journalists for excellence in their craft.

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Key Obama ally re-elected in Massachusetts

Massachusetts voters rejected the anti-incumbent, pro-Republican wave that swept much of the country on Tuesday.

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California defies national election trend

California Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and state governor trounced their Republican contenders in what a month before the elections were considered toss-up races.

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New York election map still blue

New York state is now a redder shade of blue, but Democrats and progressives were able to, for the most part, fend off here the red tide that engulfed much of the country.

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Texas election results aren’t funny

The second largest delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, already heavily leaning to the right, tilted drastically further on November 2.

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Town hall meet calls for U.S. manufacturing strategy

"We have to make manufacturing a priority again," Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., told over 250 union members, community activists and students here at a town-hall style meeting sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

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90,000 union members hit the street in final election push

The AFL-CIO says its push will, in effect, build a "firewall" that will hold the line on expected Republican gains and allow Democrats to retain control of both houses of Congress.

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