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Obama signals he will push Congress for action on economy

President Obama signaled this weekend that he will push for action on the economy during the lame duck Congress this month.

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Wall Street bullish on Karl Rove

A small circle of Wall Street moguls and other super-rich donors played a key role in last week's elections, contributing heavily and anonymously to Karl Rove's election front group.

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Corporate agenda gets boost in Missouri

ST. LOUIS - As Missouri and the rest of the country come to terms with the results of the Nov. 2 mid-term elections, the Republican agenda here is already becoming crystal clear.

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GOP control over redistricting poses challenge for Democrats

By winning control of a majority of the nation's state legislatures on Tuesday, Republicans could lock in control of the U.S. House of Representatives for another decade.

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New House leaders kiss up to Wall Street

The Republican takeover of the House makes the new Congress friendlier to big business - and incoming GOP leaders are moving fast to turn those expectations into reality.

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California defies national election trend

California Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and state governor trounced their Republican contenders in what a month before the elections were considered toss-up races.

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Michigan Republicans win big, but the fight continues

Like in other Midwestern states, Michigan Republicans reversed gains made by Democrats just two years ago, but labor activists here say they have lived to fight another day.

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EPA targets dioxin, GOP targets EPA

The Obama administration is proposing tougher standards for highly toxic dioxin, and, naturally, industry groups and Republicans are objecting.

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90,000 union members hit the street in final election push

The AFL-CIO says its push will, in effect, build a "firewall" that will hold the line on expected Republican gains and allow Democrats to retain control of both houses of Congress.

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Tea party failing to match labor's ground game

In the last week before the election, when get-out-the vote efforts become job number one for candidates, the Republican Party has begun to falter.

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