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Republicans fear Ryan pick could sink GOP

Congressional Republicans aren't admitting it, but they are nervous as hell about Paul Ryan being the party's VP nominee.


Unions on Romney’s VP choice: Wrong for America

"As CEO of Bain Capital, Romney made his fortune by hollowing out the dreams of ordinary American workers. The Romney-Ryan budget would wreak the same kind of economic damage on households nationwide."


Generation Opportunity: another Republican stealth group

Generation Opportunity says it is a nonpartisan, 501c4 organization. That means it is tax-exempt, and while it engages in political advocacy, it does not have to disclose its donors.


In Israel, Romney flubs on health care

In yet another foot-in-mouth blunder, Mitt Romney today praised Israel's health care system for its financial efficiency, suggesting the U.S. should follow its example.


OSHA's Barab walks fine line on firms' 'voluntary protection'

House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.



NEA meets; Biden blasts GOP as anti-public education

Republicans - presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney included - have become anti-public education, Democratic Vice President Joseph Biden says.


Michigan 'protect our jobs' petition passes signature threshold

Michigan's Protect Our Jobs coalition has gathered more than double the amount of signatures necessary to put a proposed state constitutional amendment enshrining union rights on the Nov. 6 ballot.


"Vagina voters" speak out at Michigan Capitol

When the final votes are tallied on Nov. 6, Michigan Republicans may rue the day they barred State Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum from speaking.


In Ohio, thousands protest new hydrofracking laws

Thousands marched to the Ohio statehouse and held a People's Assembly to map a fight back against laws enacted by Republican Gov. John Kasich giving the fossil fuel industry a green light on hydrofracking..


It’s about hijacking the presidency and Congress!

Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida is out to steal the election for his party by purging tens of thousands of potential Obama voters from the voter rolls.

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