Behind stock market swings: World capitalist slowdown looms

By Fred Goldstein Oct. 19 — A global capitalist slowdown has sent world stock markets into decline, from Wall Street to London, Berlin and Tokyo. This slowdown is a sure sign of world capitalist overproduction, and should be of deep concern to the working class. In the U.S., the stock market just had its fourth […]

Former Bellevue, Wash., official accused of stealing pro-gun campaign sign

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A former City Council member in Bellevue, Washington, has been accused of stealing campaign signs urging voters to block the expansion of background checks for gun buyers in the state, police said on Wednesday. Source: Former Bellevue, Wash., official accused of stealing pro-gun campaign sign

Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Source: Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

Suspended South Carolina speaker to plead guilty to ethics charges: report

CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – Suspended South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell is expected to plead guilty to criminal ethics charges related to misuse of campaign money and misconduct in office, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday. Source: Suspended South Carolina speaker to plead guilty to ethics charges: report

Supreme Court upholds racist Texas ID law

By Chris Fry Once again the right-wing majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has made an outrageous attack on the hard-won democratic rights of Black and Latino/a people. On Oct. 18, they let stand the Texas voter ID law, the most draconian and restrictive voter ID law in the country. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia […]

Remarks by the President on the U.S. Government’s Ebola Response and the Shooting Incident in Canada

By The White House Oval Office 4:00 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, I wanted to give you an update I just received from the team that’s been working day and night to make sure that the American people are safe and that we’re dealing effectively with not just the Ebola case here, but the outbreak […]

Colorado candidates for U.S. Senate effectively tied: Reuters-Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The two candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado, one of the states that could decide whether Republicans win control of the upper chamber of Congress on Nov. 4, are effectively tied, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Source: Colorado candidates for U.S. Senate effectively tied: Reuters-Ipsos poll