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Turnout is key to victory in targeted House races

For Republicans to win a majority in the House of Representatives, they need to sweep hotly contested swing district races in several states including Illinois.

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Oct. 2 'One Nation' rally calls for jobs

Protesters rallied at the Lincoln Memorial Oct. 2 to cheer calls for jobs, union rights and a massive vote against corporate greed and hate in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.

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A chilling contrast in Michigan's 9th CD

With the first debate over between incumbent Democrat Gary Peters and his Republican and tea party backed challenger Andrew (Rocky) Raczkowski, voters have real reason for concern.

GOP facing multiple hurdles in election drive

Republicans hoping to seize control of Congress on Election Day face a week of obstacles that are expected to complicate their plans.

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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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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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'New' GOP proposals smell like old ideas

Responding to criticism that they have no plan to pull the country out of economic crisis, Republicans have begun rolling out a variety of 'new' plans.

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Sovereign Citizens hate group on the rise

Right-wing extremism is gaining new momentum, according to a Southern Poverty Law Center report released today on the Sovereign Citizens movement.

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GAO probe clears ACORN of mishandling federal funds

A GAO probe concluded this week it has found no evidence that ACORN or related organizations, mishandled the $40 million it received from the federal government.

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CPUSA delegates eye November elections

Speaking about the Tea Party movement today at the CPUSA's 29th National Convention here, Jarvis Tyner, the party's vice chairman declared, "If you can't smell the stench of fascism, you may need some aroma therapy."

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