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Poll: candidates backing health care likely victors in November

Fifty-four percent of voters say they would be more likely to back a candidate who supported health care reform. That number includes 51 percent of independents and 70 percent of Democratic voters.

GOP candidates target minimum wage

A look at races across the country shows that many Republicans are attacking a concept Americans have long held sacred - the federal minimum wage.

CHEERS for shedding light, JEERS for voices of hate

CHEERS to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on October 2 which clarified the relationship between media hate-mongerers and the people who sign their paychecks.

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California Senate contenders slug it out in debate

Boxer said her Republican opponent, while CEO of Hewlett Packard, "laid off 30,000 workers, shipped jobs overseas, and she says she's proud of her record - well, that's her record."

“Pro-Muslim” textbooks banned in Texas

By focusing on Texas, the extreme right has been able to keep Thomas Jefferson and Thurgood Marshall out of textbooks in districts around the country.

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.

GOP “pledge” condemned as flim-flam

It's being called a "public relations" ploy, a kind of "Herbert Hoover economics," whose "numbers don't add up.."

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Women senators offer bill to compensate Black farmers

WASHINGTON - Senators Kay Hagen and Blanche Lincoln unveiled their bill at a Capitol Hill rally following a march by Black farmers demanding compensation for decades of discrimination.

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Wisconsin GOP plots vote suppression

A coordinated plot by the Republican Party, tea party and billionaire Koch brothers to suppress the vote in Wisconsin on Election Day has been exposed.

Michigan GOP governor ticket favors outsourcing, privatization

The Republican candidate for governor is "proud" of his record of outsourcing as a Gateway Computers executive and his ultra-rich running mate wants to privatize Social Security.

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