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Debate showed "powerful contrasts" between Obama and Romney

President Barack Obama had the last word in yesterday's presidential debate, and it was the one his supporters longed to hear, and his opponent longs to forget: 47 percent.

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Top Romney pal compares immigrants to dogs

This weekend, Mitt Romney endorsed Republican Rep. Steve King for reelection Nov. 6, calling him a "partner in DC."  King has taken the most extreme right-wing positions on almost every issue.

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Women at DNC return fire in GOP “War on Women”

Women speakers at the Democratic National Convention appealed for President Obama's reelection as the best answer to the GOP's "war on women."

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Charlotte chant: "We are union, the mighty, mighty union!"

Delegates here for the Democratic National Convention applauded as union men and women marched through Charlotte in the annual Labor Day parade chanting, "We are the union, the mighty, mighty union."

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GOP stalls Violence Against Women Act renewal

Renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is tied up in Congress. The reason: Republicans.

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Sandra Fluke campaigning hard for Obama

Sandra Fluke, who has become a national figure in the fight for women's reproductive rights, is campaigning hard now for the re-election of President Obama.

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Akin just said out loud what fellow Republicans think

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin stirred up a storm when he said, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

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Today in labor history: First woman joins the Marines

The first to do so was Opha Mae Johnson.

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"Activist New York" displays history of social movements

It explores the "drama of social activism" in New York City from the 17th century up to the present.

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Today in labor and people's history: "Rebel Girl" born

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, legendary union organizer and later a leader of the Communist Party USA, was born Aug. 7, 1890.

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