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Florida congressman stokes Islamophobia

Rep. Allen West became unhinged at a recent town hall meeting in South Florida, where he told a Muslim questioner who defended Islam, "Don't try to blow sunshine up my butt!"

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Snow, ice and wind no deterrent as Wisconsin protests begin week two

Thousands of people braved the cold, even slept outside the state Capitol, to support workers' rights.

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Jobs not a concern at annual conservative gathering

Thousands of conservatives are meeting for the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual convention, but they're not talking about jobs.

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This is a heat wave, at least in the long term

Unfortunately, the Republican Party, especially its Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin / tea party section, either doesn't believe or refuses to believe the truth about climate change.

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Oklahoma OKs "you're on your own" health care

The reactionaries who swept the Oklahoma elections placed an especially confusing element before state and national politics by passing a referendum aimed at blocking the new national health care bill.

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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.

Trumka: Voters don't want to go back

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said as he wrapped up campaigning in Philadelphia on Election Day that voters "don't want to go back to the times when Wall Street controlled everything."

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Crunch time for the midterm elections

It's crunch time! The polls are open and today's the day to cast your vote for candidates who will fight for working families, not candidates funded by the corporations.

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Bill Clinton: youth, student vote is critical

If African Americans, Latinos, first time voters and students defy predictions and vote in large numbers November 2, Democrats can prevent a Republican takeover of Congress.

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Tea party failing to match labor's ground game

In the last week before the election, when get-out-the vote efforts become job number one for candidates, the Republican Party has begun to falter.

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