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Judicial system and democratic rights at stake in 2014 elections

Basic democratic rights are at stake Nov. 4 if Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate and expand their domination of governorships and state houses.

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Bruce Rauner: of, by, and for Illinois’ richest 1 percent

Bruce Rauner has made it clear he wants to be governor for the richest 1 percent of people in Illinois. He has made millions outsourcing America's jobs and firing workers.

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I shared a cab with Sen. Barry Goldwater

I will always remember what I learned from that cab ride to Capitol Hill: Millionaires get rich by arranging for other people to pay their way.

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Helen Thomas comes to my rescue

Helen Thomas proved herself a defender of freedom of the press, and a defender as well of democracy in Chile.

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Holder resigning: Attorney general brought change

Holder's decision comes in the midst of a high-profile Justice Department civil rights investigation into the use of force by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Primaries end with Scott Brown win but some tea party losses

The 2014 primary election season came to an end yesterday with the former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown winning the GOP primary in New Hampshire.

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Ohio governor candidate issues working-class program

Fitzgerald showed the stark difference between his program and the the anti-labor, anti-civil rights, anti-woman, anti-local government, anti-public education policies of the incumbent.

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Kasich slaps working Ohio's face, but will we remember sting in November?

It's been a long and painful four years for working and middle-class Ohioans due to the (slightly checked) extreme right wing rule.

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“We are the mayor:” Newark inaugurates new mayor

A large and enthusiastic Newark crowd celebrated the inauguration of its 40th mayor, Ras Baraka, last week at the city's New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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House GOP approves hiring of lawbreakers as federal contractors

The House GOP majority rejected a Democratic attempt to aid low-wage workers by ending federal government hiring of contractors who violate the law.

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