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Civil rights groups fight potential Trump-inspired terrorism at the polls

Attempting to prevent Trump-inspired vigilante actions, the groups are calling for monitors to oversee balloting across the U.S.

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Supreme Court and other judgeships at stake in November elections

To stop a conservative takeover on the bench, voters will need to mobilize in massive numbers to turn Trump away from the White House.

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Don’t fall for it: Trump’s economic plan a fraud

"Trump has chosen to get his real advice from people just like him - people who have made millions off the backs of hardworking families."

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Teachout’s Congressional campaign: “Score one for the political revolution”

Zephyr Teachout was endorsed by Sanders and won New York District 19's Democratic primary by 71 percent of the vote.

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Courts block some voter suppression laws

Right wing efforts to suppress the voting rights of minority groups have hit roadblocks in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, North Dakota and Kansas, but the fight is far from over.

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In Johnstown, Pa., Democrats make case for “you’re hired” president

"We are visiting places that prove what Americans can do. We are the most productive, competitive workers in the world."

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Member-supported Workers’ Education Society registers St. Louis voters

"We are trying to challenge the cynicism; we are trying to register, educate and activate, while also building a base."

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This week in history: Robert Carter III starts freeing his slaves

Carter came of legal age in 1749; by then he owned 6500 acres of land and 100 slaves. Within his lifetime he freed 452 slaves, and more following his death.

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Rev. William Barber baptizes nation in revolutionary thought at DNC

He said that in order to correct the heart problem in America, the people had to be the nation's "moral defibrillator."

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Obama at DNC: Don’t fear the future, shape it together

In his final address as president before a DNC, Obama delivered a forceful message: that the time had come to once again make history. 

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