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New House leaders kiss up to Wall Street

The Republican takeover of the House makes the new Congress friendlier to big business - and incoming GOP leaders are moving fast to turn those expectations into reality.

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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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Corporate push to buy Congress gets even bigger in home stretch

The flood of secret corporate contributions into Republican campaign coffers is bigger than ever in the final week before Election Day.

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Cuba travel bill vote delayed

It looks like Americans will have to wait longer to travel to Cuba.

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Judge halts “don’t ask, don’t tell”

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., ordered the military Tuesday, Oct. 12, to immediately stop enforcing the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, putting a halt to the 17-year-old law.

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Lady Gaga urges Senate to repeal ‘don't ask, don't tell'

The Senate is expected to vote on repealing a 17-year-old law barring open gays from serving in the military Tuesday afternoon, but supporters of the repeal say they lack the necessary 60 votes to pass the legislation.

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Tea party candidate vies for open House seat in Illinois

Illinois is an election battleground with important races up and down the ballot. The fight has only begun as voters become aware of just how reactionary some of the Republican candidates are.

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Right-wingers frenzied to save tax cuts for rich

Several House and Senate Republicans are complaining that GOP Minority Leader John Boehner fell for a trap laid by President Obama when he said last weekend that, given no other option, he would vote for extending middle class tax cuts even if it meant allowing the Bush tax cuts for the rich to expire.

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Boehner blinks on Bush tax cuts for the rich

House Minority Leader John Boehner says he'll vote for Obama's tax plan.

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Stop the Republicans from pulling the trigger on Social Security

GOP congressional candidates are itching to pull the trigger on Social Security should they gain power, a fact that makes our participation in these elections as important as ever.

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