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Primary season ends, here comes Nov. 2

WASHINGTON - The September 14 primary elections in seven states and the District of Columbia brought almost the end of the primary season - with only Hawaii's Sept. 18 primary yet to go - and the start of the last crucial six week countdown to the Nov 2 midterm election, with control of the House and Senate hanging in the balance.

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Tea party candidate vies for open House seat in Illinois

Illinois is an election battleground with important races up and down the ballot. The fight has only begun as voters become aware of just how reactionary some of the Republican candidates are.

As GOP says “no” to stimulus, Dems close 10-point Gallup gap

Republicans call President Obama a "carjacker" for his stimulus plan, as Democrats close gap in new poll.

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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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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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Islamic center has broad support in New York

"This is a center like the 92nd Street Y or the Jewish Community Center," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said. "It is meant to have programs to serve the community."

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Big Coal backing Rand Paul, GOP

In Kentucky, coal is king. And now, it seems, coal operators are trying to crown their princes in this year's mid-term elections.

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Reagan’s budget director calls GOP tax cuts delusional

President Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, has slammed today's Republican Party for pushing to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the super-rich.

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Arizona’s Grijalva closes office after bullet shatters window

Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, an outspoken opponent of Arizona's immigration law, closed his office in Yuma yesterday after a bullet went through and shattered one of its windows.

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