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GOP push millionaire tax break, cut off of unemployment

Republicans want to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, but they won't commit to extending unemployment compensation for millions of workers at risk of losing their benefits at the height of the holiday season.

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Ariz. tea party candidate: No government regulation of salmonella

In Arizona, Republican candidate Jesse Kelley, for the U.S. House in the 8th District, has come out strongly in favor of salmonella outbreaks. He, like many Republicans denying the obvious need for better enforcement of health and food safety regulations, almost incredibly, espoused what amounts to "E-Coli conservatism" at a campaign rally hosted by the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.

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Big biz dollars bankroll tea party racism

A report released by the NAACP documents tea party groups giving "platforms to anti-Semites, racists and bigots" and cites efforts within the tea party to recruit members for white nationalist organizations.

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Texans kick off early voting

 "Don't be a goat, early vote!" was the slogan on handheld signs at a voter rally on the first day of early voting in Texas.

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Labor steps up efforts to prevent GOP takeover

Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.

Glenn Beck gives $10,000 to Chamber of Commerce

Worried that $400 billion in secret corporate slush funds is not enough to buy Republicans control of the Congress, Glenn Beck donated, on Oct.14, a check for $10,000 to the American Chamber of Commerce.

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Lou Dobbs joins immigration hypocrite list

The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute recently found that Lou Dobbs, who fulminated nightly on CNN against "the illegal aliens" taking over the country,  has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estate and the horses he keeps for his daughter.

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California's top congressional race a toss up

In California's most competitive congressional race, the differences between incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney and contender Republican David Harmer could not be starker.

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95,000 more jobs are lost

95,000 jobs were lost in September because the private sector added only 64,000 jobs while government employment went down by 159,000.

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GOP drags Virginia backwards

Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to announce that he was suing to overturn the Obama health care reform, has fought scientific study and has even flirted with the "birthers."

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