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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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White House considering more economic stimulus

In the face of the bad news about unemployment rising to 9.6 percent from last month's rate of 9.5 percent there are reports that the White House is considering an emergency economic stimulus.

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Ted Strickland blasts GOP “monkey business” opponent

Blasting his GOP opponent as someone who "only cares about Wall St.," the Ohio governor rallied labor supporters to mobilize for the November elections.

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Protesters to GOP Kirk: hands off Social Security; jobs now

LISLE, Ill. - Angered by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk's repeated votes against extension of unemployment compensation and jobs creation, protesters crashed a posh Kirk fundraiser here Aug. 26.

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Boehner speech offers return to Bush policies

Speaker of the House-hopeful John Boehner offered a return to Republican policies under George Bush in a recent policy speech, which was light on policy, heavy on lies.

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In rural Ashtabula, Ohio, rally calls for GOP defeat

ASHTABULA, Ohio -- Labor, civil rights, family farm and community allies rallied here Aug. 21 to kick off the campaign to elect Democrats in November.

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Chamber of Commerce vows to elect best Congress its money can buy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce  is spending huge sums of money on this fall's elections, giving fresh meaning to Will Roger's quip that "We have the best Congress money can buy."

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GOP candidate Dino Rossi wins "crooked" listing

The Republican Senate candidate in Washington state, Dino Rossi, has been listed as one of 12 "crooked candidates" in 2010 by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

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Ohio’s Fisher slams Senate opponent on jobs

In a blistering attack, Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate said Rob Portman, his Republican opponent, had "sold out American workers."

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Texas governor candidate passes up Obama meeting

Texas politics is getting more complicated, but lots more interesting. Bill White, Democrat of Texas, is trying to unseat two term Republican Governor Rick Perry in November.

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