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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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Calls for new stimulus as 1 in 6 rely on anti-poverty aid

As  government figures show anti-poverty programs are serving a record one in six Americans, demands for a second stimulus are heating up.

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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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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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Cheers for Anne Feeney, jeers to Chamber of Commerce

CHEERS for troubadour Anne Feeney, who has sung her lungs out to help America's workers.

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Record jobless numbers trigger new alarm

Despite economic forecasts to the contrary jobless claims rose last week by 12,000 to 500,000, the third straight weekly increase and the first time in nine months that they hit the half-million mark.

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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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