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Power surge: Record number of Latinos voted in 2010

A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center reported that a million more Latinos voted in 2010 than did so in the 2006 midterm election.

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Raise fuel efficiency to 60 miles per gallon, coalition says

The coalition of almost three dozen local and national environmental groups is calling for a fuel economy standard of 60 miles per gallon by 2025.

Walker signs a bill, makes workers sick

In the wake of his recent bid to end the collective bargaining rights of state employees, Scott Walker signed a bill that overturns Milwaukee's paid sick leave law.

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Labor leaders call Democrats' jobs plan a "start"

The jobs plan unveiled yesterday by congressional Democrats is a step in the right direction, unions say.

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Obama visits storm torn Alabama, orders federal help

President Obama on April 29 rushed to towns in Alabama slammed hardest by tornadoes.

GOP reps run from voters on Social Security, Medicare

Facing voter anger, Republican lawmakers across the country are screening questions at town hall meetings, holding "invitation only" gatherings, or deciding not to hold meetings at all.

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Mississippi stuck with Haley Barbour, for now

Haley Barbour announced yesterday that he will not be running for  president in 2012. He may have done the nation a favor by pulling out.

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If Kasich gets his way, who will want to be a teacher?

Hundreds of teachers rallied here April 14 to protest Republican Gov. John Kasich's drive to bust unions and slash funds for public schools.

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Obama calls for tax hike for the rich

President Barack Obama laid out a "framework" that he said can reduce the federal budget deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without slashing social services.

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Lawmaker requests federal probe of Wisconsin election

Rep. Tammy Baldwin has asked  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a federal probe into the handling of disputed vote records in Wisconsin's April 5 state Supreme Court elections.

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