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Republicans "pledge" to slash veterans benefits

Republican Party leaders vowed in their "pledge to America" that, if they take power, they will slash veterans benefits because they are not "paid for."

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Undocumented nanny takes on Republican governor wannabe

Meg Whitman's former nanny and housekeeper accused the billionaire Republican candidate of having "treated me like garbage." 

 

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Sparks fly at Ohio Senate debate

Fisher blasted Portman as a tool of Wall Street and a "rubber stamp" for those seeking to return to the "casino" policies that caused the economic crisis.

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Manchin vs. Raese in West Virginia - better swallow the toad

Manchin's opponent, John Raese, a multi-millionaire (by inheritance), is an extremist Republican who would like to throw everything back to before child labor laws.

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This is our moment to vote say Latino leaders

Will Latino voters, the fastest-growing segment of the electorate, make a difference come Nov. 2, despite predictions of general low turnout?

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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.

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